I am a philosopher and educator who is especially interested in Greek and German philosophical systems. Currently, I am finishing my PHD in philosophy at the University of Georgia. In addition to my research, I am teaching lower and upper division philosophy courses and Narratives of the Self I and II at Oglethorpe University.
My dissertation focuses on how G.W.F. Hegel's Wissenschaft der Logik (Science of Logic) may be applied to solve perennial philosophical problems. Specifically, I am focusing on how Plato's problem of participation and Aristotle's problem of the categories, a somewhat neglected problem in the philosophical literature, may be solved by applying Hegel's concept of universality. For this reason, I am explicating, in close detail, Hegel's Lehre vom Begriff (Doctrine of the Concept). Although I do discuss how Hegel's concept of universality may be applied to more problems than the ones I enumerate here, I believe these deserve special attention because of the threat they pose to any philosophical attempt to grasp the being of the concept.
Because I am thoroughly committed to the Socratic mission, teaching is integral to my mission as a philosopher. Teaching provides philosophers a way to improve the moral condition of the community to which they belong. Please visit my 'Teaching Philosophy' page for more detail on my commitments to philosophical pedagogy.