About

Dharma talk

Delivering a dharma talk to the Santa Ynez Valley Sangha. My thanks to Pamela “Nenzen” Brown for the photo.

I am a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the Department of Philosophy at Purdue University. I received my Ph.D. from the University of California, Santa Barbara, in the spring of 2018. My dissertation focused on the development of Plato’s famous theory of Forms in the late dialogues — especially the Parmenides and the Sophist — as well as the theory’s connection to Plato’s accounts of language and thought. However, my research interests range widely, including Aristotle’s engagement with the early Greek natural philosophers and the therapeutic dimension to philosophy in the Hellenistic era.