Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh, 1978
Appointed at Mount
Prior Teaching Appointments:
Hampshire College, 1983-84
Duke University, 1977-83
Areas of Interest:
Philosophy of Film, Aesthetics, Kant and post-Kantian Continental
Philosophy, Philosophy for Children, Social Theory
Book Manuscript tentatively entitled, Philosophy Screened:
Films as Thought Experiments; special edition of the Journal
of Aesthetic and Art Criticism on “Film as Philosophy,” with
Murray Smith; issues in philosophy for children
The Forms of Power: From Domination to Transformation (Philadelphia:
Temple University Press, 1990).
Rethinking Power (Albany: SUNY Press, 1992).
Philosophy and Film (New York and London: Routledge,
1995). Co-Editor, with Cynthia Freeland.
Unlikely Couples: Movie Romance as Social Criticism (Boulder,
CO: Westview Press, 1999).
What is Art? (Fort Worth, Texas: Harcourt Brace,
The Philosophy of Film: An Anthology and Readings (Oxford,
UK: Blackwell, 2005). Co-editor with Angela Curran.
“Teaching Philosophy through Teaching Philosophy
Teaching,” Teaching Philosophy Vol. 26 No.
3 (September 2003), pp. 283-297.
“The Philosophy of Film,” Stanford Online
Encyclopedia of Philosophy, http://plato.stanford.edu (2004).
“Passions of the Christ: Do Christians
and Jews See the Same Film?” in Mel Gibson’s
Passion, Jorge Gracia, ed. (Chicago: Open Court, 2004),
Teaching Children Philosophy , dvd, with Kelly
Fulbright Fellowship, NEH Fellowship, Leverhulme
Visiting Professorship, University of Kent-Canterbury