I am a recovering academic. Rather than provide any more free content for the University system, I will be publishing the majority of my research here.
While my present work is mostly in Ancient Greek Philosophy, I also have active research interests in Philosophy of Mind, Ethics, Political Theory, and Philosophy of Law.
My work in Ancient Greek Philosophy is broadly concerned with metaphysics and epistemology. In particular, I am interested in the Platonic theory of knowledge as put forth in the Theaetetus and the Meno. Lately, I have been focusing on the Sophists’ influence on Platonic thought and the repercussions this has had on the development of Western civilization.
Plato took the Sophists’ ideas so seriously that he had to invent an entirely new, perfect, and unchanging world in order to establish absolute Truth(s). Ultimately, these Truths served as a refutation to the questions being raised by the Sophists and the relativist philosophical positions that the Sophists were taking.
In addition to my research, I am currently writing my own three-volume History of Philosophy. The majority of which will be published on this website in due time.