I am an independent scholar based in Toronto. My main areas of research are the philosophy of music and the philosophy of art.
My latest book is Philosophy of Song and Singing: An Introduction published by Routledge in 2015.
I believe that traditional questions in aesthetics – about art’s ontological status, value, and possible contribution to knowledge – must be addressed within the broader context of art’s social role and functions.
I currently make my living by working as a professional mediator. I help leaders manager conflict to create flourishing organizations, and I love my work. (You can read more about it on the webpage for my company: Principled Dispute Resolution & Consulting.)
My latest publication is “Excess in Art: The Case of Oversinging” published in the Winter 2018 issue of the Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism.
I’m thrilled to have my article on “Architectural Ghosts” included in the fourth edition of Aesthetics: A Reader in Philosophy of the Arts.