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    Place, Community, and the Generation of Ecological Autonomy
    Environmental Ethics 40 (3): 215-239. 2018.
    Autonomy is traditionally considered to be an epistemic capacity of individuals to think for themselves, and the community is held to be its central obstruction. Autonomy is the internal capacity to freely use reason to form beliefs and preferences that are one’s own. It is premised on the atomistic individual conceived as a decontextualized rational mind. Accordingly, natural, physical, and social externalities have not been included in discourse on autonomy. But if individuals are seen as embo…Read more
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    Autonomy and the Politics of Food Choice: From Individuals to Communities
    Journal of Agricultural and Environmental Ethics 29 (2): 123-141. 2016.
    Individuals use their capacity for autonomy to express preferences regarding food choices. Food choices are fundamental, universal, and reflect a diversity of interests and cultural preferences. Traditionally, autonomy is cast in only epistemic terms, and the social and political dimension of it, where autonomy obstruction tends to arise, is omitted. This reflects problematic limits in the Cartesian notion of the individual. Because this notion ignores context and embodiment, the external and in…Read more
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    Of Materiality and Meaning: The Illegality Condition in Street Art
    Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism 74 (4): 359-370. 2016.
    Street art is an art form that entails creating public works incorporating the street physically and in their meaning. That physical property is employed as an artistic resource in street art raises two questions. Are street artworks necessarily illegal? Does being illegal change the nature of production and aesthetic appreciation? First, I argue street artworks must be in the street. On my view, both the physical and sociocultural senses of the street can be constitutive of meaning. Second, I a…Read more