Published Articles

  • Self-Knowledge and Reflection in Schopenhauer’s View of Agency, Inquiry, forthcoming
  • ‘Fine, invisible threads’: Schopenhauer on the Cognitively Mediated Structure of Motivation, Journal of Modern Philosophy, 4(1): 14, pp. 1–22. DOI:

Contributions to Edited Volumes

  • Acquired Character, in The Schopenhauerian Mind, edited by David Bather Woods and Timothy Stoll, Routledge, forthcoming
  • Sontag on Impertinent Sympathy and Photographs of Evil, in Comparative Metaethics: Neglected Perspectives on the Foundations of Morality, edited by Colin Marshall, Routledge, 2020

Under Review

  • A paper on emotional hardcore music, and in particular on the question why we delight in screamed vocals
  • A paper on a kind of estrangement from self that is born of finding one’s life illegible from the perspective of one’s past self

Works in Progress

German philosophy

  • A paper asking whether or not Schopenhauer consistently operates without a concept of duties to oneself in his moral philosophy


  • A paper, inspired by some remarks of Ted Cohen’s, on what it is to enjoy autonomy in one’s aesthetic life that advances a broadly Frankfurtian model of personal aesthetic autonomy

Upcoming Conference Presentations

  • Aesthetic Agency and the Unthinkable, American Society for Aesthetics 80th Annual Meeting, Portland, OR November 2022