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.)
I had a great time at the American Society for Aesthetics annual meeting in Seattle. Next year we meet in New Orleans, November 15-18, 2017.
The Canadian Society for Aesthetics will meet as part of Congress 2017 from May 27-29. I will be presenting a paper.