I am a Regular Faculty Member in the Department of Philosophy at Kwantlen Polytechnic University in Canada, where I also teach occasional courses in the Policy Studies program. Before coming to KPU, I was a Visiting Assistant Professor at Trent University. I have a PhD in Philosophy from York University (2014), a PhD in Semiotics from the University of Quebec in Montreal (2008)—Oxford tasked me with writing their entry on that for their Bibliographies in Philosophy—and I did my Post-Doc at the University of Helsinki (2014–2015).
I am the author of Consciousness and the Philosophy of Signs (Springer 2018) and Myth, Meaning, and Antifragile Individualism (Imprint Academic 2020). I am currently writing a new book on the drawbacks of technology titled Endangered Experiences: Skipping Newfangled Technologies and Sticking to Real Life. If you would like to receive free monthly excerpts of that manuscript as it progresses, click the blue button below:
My areas of specialization are in Philosophy of Technology, Philosophy of Mind, Epistemology, and Philosophy of Signs (or Semiotics, to use the term coined by John Locke), with additional areas of competence Ethics, Formal and Informal Logic, Philosophy of the Social Sciences, Phenomenology, Metaphysics, Philosophy of Religion, and Metaphilosophy. I also maintain a career-long side interest in heterodoxy and maverick thinkers who, by choice, temperament, or necessity, operate(d) outside or at the margins of academic philosophy.
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