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Research Expertise and Interest
My general and abiding interest has been in the relationship of modern political theory to the philosophical and religious traditions and their critics. I am also interested in modernity, the worldly dimensions of imaginative literature, Western religious and spiritual discourses and practices, hermeneutics, and aesthetics. I am currently Professor of Humanities at California College of the Arts, where I was Associate Dean of Graduate Studies from 2006-08. My teaching lately has concentrated on the concept of art, the meaning of life, ethical and moral philosophy, technology, and the public versus the social spheres.