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My research focuses on the problem of mortality in ancient Greek philosophy, especially as this problem informs Greek ontology, epistemology, and ethics. I am specifically concerned with themes such as the mortal soul, the erotic longing of mortals, their desire for transcendence, and the mortal journey as these are thematized in the works of Parmenides, the Pre-Socratics, and Plato. In addition to my record of serious scholarship in ancient Greek philosophy, I have also done significant work in Indian philosophy.

Translator’s introduction from Modernity and Plato: Two Paradigms of Rationality. Rochester: Camden House, 2012.
A translation of Parmenides’ Peri Phuseos from my book Return from Transcendence: Parmenides, Plato and Mortal Philosophy. London: Continuum, 2011.
Derrida, Textuality, and Sacrifice.” Southwest Philosophical Studies 29 (2007): 9-19.
Initiation into the Mysteries: Experience of the Irrational in Plato.” Mouseion III.6 (2006): 407-423.
Review of Heidegger’s Platonism by Mark Ralkowski. International Journal of the Platonic Tradition 6.1 (2012): 128-138.