• Virginia Tech
    Department of Science and Technology in Society
    Assistant Professor
Emory University
Department of Philosophy
Blacksburg, Virginia, United States of America
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    Knowing “Necro-Waste”
    Social Epistemology 30 (3): 326-345. 2016.
    Adopting a waste-directed study of the dead human body, and various practices of body preparation and body disposition in funerary contexts, I argue that necro-waste is a ubiquitous but largely unknown presence. To know necro-waste is to examine the ways in which the dead human body is embedded in particular personal, social, historical, political, and environmental contexts. This study focuses on funerary practices in the US and Canada, where embalming has been routinely practiced. Viewing dead…Read more
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    A pragmatist philosophy of democracy (review)
    Journal of the History of Philosophy 47 (4). 2009.
    In this, his second book, Robert Talisse “attempts to make explicit the pragmatist roots and motivations of the concept of democracy” developed in his 2005 book, Democracy after Liberalism: Pragmatism and Deliberative Politics . Inspired by the work of the classical American pragmatist, Charles Sanders Peirce, Talisse defends a substantive, epistemic conception of democracy, which he calls “epistemic perfectionism.” Pragmatists, political philosophers, and social epistemologists alike will disco…Read more
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    Review Article Pragmatism's Founding Brothers
    with John Snarey
    Journal of Moral Education 32 (1): 91-95. 2003.
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    Domesticating Deathcare: The Women of the U.S. Natural Deathcare Movement
    Journal of Medical Humanities 39 (2): 195-215. 2018.
    This article examines the women-led natural deathcare movment in the early 21st century U.S., focusing upon the movement’s non-coincidental epistemological and gender-political similarities to the natural childbirth movement. Adopting an interdisciplinary approach and drawing upon the author’s intensive interviews with pioneers and leaders of the U.S. natural deathcare movement, as well as from the author’s own participation in the movement, this article argues that the political similarities be…Read more