EDUCATION: Ph.D. in philosophy, University of Miami, 1998. B.A. in philosophy, University of Alabama at Birmingham, 1992. B.A. in psychology, Samford University, 1990.
SELECTED PUBLICATIONS:"Peircian Semiotic Indeterminacy and Its Relevance for Biosemiotics," in Peirce and Biosemiotics: A Guess at the Riddle of Life, Vinicius Romanini and Eliseo Fernández, eds. Springer, 2013.
"The Final Incapacity: Peirce on Intuition and the Continuity of Mind and Matter, Part II," Cognitio 12 (2), July-December 2011.
"The Final Incapacity: Peirce on Intuition and the Continuity of Mind and Matter, Part I," Cognitio 12 (1), January-June 2011.
"Persons, Signs, Animals: A Peircean Account of Personhood," Transactions of the Charles S. Peirce Society 45:1, Winter 2009.
Review of T. L. Short, Peirce's Theory of Signs, in the Journal of the History of Philosophy 46(4), October 2008
"Peirce's Modal Shift: From Set Theory to Pragmaticism," Journal of the History of Philosophy 45:4, October 2007.
"Peirception: Haack's Critical Common-Sensim about Perception," in Susan Haack: A Lady of Distinctions, ed. Cornelis de Waal, Prometheus Books, 2007, 109-22 (with a reply by Haack).
EDITIORIAL APPOINTMENTS: Editor (Peirce submissions), Transactions of the Charles S. Peirce Society.
RESEARCH INTERESTS: Ethics (especially medical ethics); American philosophy (especially the philosophy of Charles
Peirce). Works in progress include an article on vagueness and identity; articles on Peirce's various concepts of indeterminacy and on his idealism; and a book-length introduction to Peirce's philosophy.
ORGANIZATIONS: Webmaster of the Charles S. Peirce Society; secretary-treasurer of the Charles S. Peirce Foundation; and a member of the Society for the Advancement of American Philosophy and the American Association of University Professors.
WEB SITES FOR SELECTED CLASSES:American Philosophy (PHIL 3120, Spring 2013)
Analytic Philosophy (PHIL 4150, Fall 2012)
Introduction to Philosophy (PHIL 2010, Summer 2010)
Political Philosophy (PHIL 4115, Spring 2003)
Professional Ethics (PHIL 4120, Fall 2010)
Senior Seminar (PHIL 4300, Fall 2013)
Curriculum Vitae (updated August 23, 2013)