Professor, Department of Philosophy, CSU Long Beach
PhD, Philosophy, UC San Diego
My research interests are distributed between the philosophy of language and normative interests in ethics and agency. I write about quotation and reporting practices, the metaphysics of language and linguistic entities, and pragmatics; I have also written about the obligations of parents to care for their children, and on autonomy, agency, and objectification.
“The Abnegated Self.” In Tales of Good Character: Virtue, Narrative, and Agency (eds. Joe Ulatowski and Liezl van Zyl), forthcoming.
Review of Beyond Speech: Pornography and Analytic Feminist Philosophy. Hypatia Reviews, 2018.
"Agent and Object." Social Theory and Practice 43(3): 503-518, 2017.
Review of How to do Things with Pornography by Nancy Bauer in Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews, 2015.
"Reporting Practices and Reported Entities." Indirect Reports and Pragmatics: Interdisciplinary Studies, eds. A. Capone, F. Lo Piparo & M. Carapezza. Dordrecht: Springer, 2015. (link is to penultimate draft)
"Indirect Reports and Pragmatics." Perspectives on Pragmatics and Philosophy (389-411), eds. A. Capone, F. Lo Piparo & M. Carapezza. Dordrecht: Springer, 2013. (link is to penultimate draft)
"Finding Love in the Kingdom of Ends." Jurisprudence 2: 417-423, 2011.
"Parental Obligation." Utilitas 23: 249-267, 2011.
"Context Sensitivity and Indirect Reports." Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 81: 40-48, 2010.
"Minimal Propositions and Real World Utterances." Philosophical Studies 148: 401-412, 2010.
"Linguistic Authority and Convention in a Speech Act Analysis of Pornography." Australasian Journal of Philosophy 85: 435-436, 2007.
Reviews: L. Antony & N. Hornstein's Chomsky and His Critics and N. Chomsky's On Nature and Language. Philosophical Psychology 17: 127-130, 2004.
Department Colloquium. University of Waikato. April 25, 2017. Hamilton, New Zealand.
"Quotation in the Wild." Department Colloquium. UC San Diego Department of Philosophy. May 27, 2016. La Jolla, CA.
Critic for Hilde Lindemann's Holding and Letting Go. 89th Annual Meeting of the Pacific Division of American Philosophical Association, group session for the Society for Women in Philosophy. April 1-5, 2015 (Vancouver, B.C.)
Department Colloquium. UC Irvine Department of Philosophy. October 17, 2014. Irvine, CA.
Department Colloquium. San Diego State University Department of Philosophy. September 25, 2014. San Diego, CA.
Department Colloquium. UC Riverside Department of Philosophy. March 12, 2014. Riverside, CA.
"Felicity and Fidelity." 88th Annual Meeting of the Pacific Division of the American Philosophical Association. April 17, 2014. San Diego, CA.
"Felicity and Fidelity." Department Colloquium, Lewis & Clark College Department of Philosophy. November 22, 2013. Portland, OR.
"Words and 'Words'." 13th Annual Southern California Philosophy Conference. November 6, 2010. Pomona, CA.
"Types, Tokens, and Context Sensitivity." Beyond the Words Conference. May 14, 2010. Leipzig, Germany.
"Types, Tokens and Semantic Ontology." Department Colloquium, CSU Northridge Department of Philosophy. October 28, 2009.
"Learning How to Share: Contextualism and Shared Content." 16th Annual Meeting of the European Society for Philosophy and Psychology. June 28, 2008. Utrecht, Netherlands.
"Canons of Construction and Gricean Maxims." University of Oslo Seminar on Language and Law at the Center for the Study of Mind in Nature. June 23-25, 2008. Oslo, Norway.
"The Silencing View of Pornography and Hate Speech." University of Oslo Seminar on Language and the Law at the Center for the Study of Mind in Nature. June 23-35, 2008. Oslo, Norway.
"Hearing the 'Voice of Competence'." 82nd Annual Meeting of the Pacific Division of the American Philosophical Association. March 18-20, 2008. Pasadena, CA.
"Hearing the 'Voice of Competence'." 32nd Annual Midsouth Philosophy Conference. February 22, 2008. Memphis, TN.
"She's tall. She’s (just plain) tall” Carleton University, Department of Philosophy Colloquium. January 23, 2008. Ottawa, Ontario.
“Evidence and Ambitious Theories.” University of Manitoba, Department of Philosophy Colloquium. January 29, 2007. Winnipeg, Manitoba.
"Evidence and Ambitious Theories."CSU Long Beach, Department of Philosophy Colloquium. January 24, 2007. Long Beach, CA.
"Evidence and Ambitious Theories." University of Missouri Kansas City, Department of Philosophy Colloquium. January 10, 2007. Kansas City, MO.
“On Explaining Idiolectal Error.” Stockholm University, Department of Philosophy Colloquium. April 22, 2005. Stockholm, Sweden.
"On Explaining Idiolectal Error." Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Instituto de Filosofia da Linguagem Colloquium. March 5, 2005. Lisbon, Portugal.
“wanna, sposta, hafta: Hunches and Hypotheses on the Impermissible.” Joint Meeting of the Society for Philosophy and Psychology and European Society for Philosophy and Psychology. July 3–6, 2004. Barcelona, Spain.
“Error and Linguistic Belief.” 78th Annual Meeting of the Pacific Division of the American Philosophical Association. March 25-29 2004. Pasadena CA.
“Error.” 8th Annual Southern California Philosophy Conference. October 25, 2003. Riverside, CA.