These days I’m writing, teaching, singing, and taking care of children. I live in New Orleans, Louisiana, the big city of my native state. I teach philosophy at the local university, this year as a visiting assistant professor, sing Tucker Fuller’s latest new classical music in traditional and non-traditional venues, chase two boys up and down the length of the shotgun (house), and keep writing away at the political problem of women as hinted at by Socrates in Plato’s Republic. The latter is making its way into book form, gods willing out in 2017. I’m always interested in whatever Aristotle has to say; recent classes have focused on his Ethics, his Politics, his thoughts about wealth-getting, slavery, and household management. I also have a continental streak: last year I wrote about Heidegger and housework here for The Hedgehog Review, and have another essay coming out in March on Walker Percy’s existentialism, in which I get in some good ones on Descartes.
I’ll admit to this: B.A. at St. John’s College Annapolis, 2004; M.A. Catholic University of America 2010; one son born March 2010, another May 2012. Ph.D. Tulane 2015, despite reading more Kierkegaard than was good for me. Not a Straussian.