Research

Papers

“The Forgotten Phenomenology of Love” (In Preparation)

What love is like is an indisputable part of love, and yet the phenomenology of love has received surprisingly little attention in the field. In this paper, I propose we start using love’s phenomenology as a test of the explanatory power of our current best views on love: as they are, can they account for this forgotten feature? As the first application of this procedure, I analyze a group of views I call relationship-directed attitude views. These argue that love is—at least partially—constituted by an attitude toward a relationship (such as judging it to be valuable). I argue, however, that the phenomenology of love can’t be successfully explained in terms of any relationship-directed attitude. This should prompt philosophers of love to think not only about the plausibility of describing love in relational terms, but also about what else a serious consideration of love’s phenomenology might reveal.


Blog Posts

The Mental Health & Disability CaucusBlog of the APA, August 2021
https://blog.apaonline.org/2021/08/05/mental-health-disability-caucus-community-support-through-collaborative-action/


Talks

Refereed

“The Mental Health & Disability Caucus”
American Philosophical Association (APA) Central meeting, February, 2022

“The Role of Poetry in Schelling’s System of Transcendental Idealism”*
North American Schelling Society (*Cancelled due to Covid-19), May 26-27, 2020

“‘Love Alters Not’: A Study of Unrequited Love”
Canadian Philosophical Association (CPA) annual conference, June 1-4, 2019

“‘Love Alters Not’: A Study of Unrequited Love”
Emotion Workshop, City University of New York (CUNY), May 3, 2019

“Edgington’s DW & HW Counterfactual Conditionals”
MCMP Summer School on Mathematical Philosophy for Female Students, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München, Aug. 5, 2017


Other

“The Phenomenology of Love”
Philosophy Roundtable, The College of Wooster, Sep. 17, 2020

Comments on Eskil Elling’s “Montaigne and the Problem of Skeptical Subjectivity”
The Department of Philosophy’s Graduate Research Weekend, University of Toronto, Nov. 16, 2019

“Velleman and Kolodny on Love"
Guest lecture for PHL334H1 F: Philosophy of Emotions, University of Toronto, Oct. 31, 2019

Comments on Robert Stern’s “The Radical Demand in Løgstrup’s Ethics
The Department of Philosophy’s Robert Stern workshop, University of Toronto, Sep. 20, 2019

Comments on Geoffrey Weiss’s “Filling in the Gaps in Fricker’s Relativism of Blame Thesis”
Centre for Ethics (C4E) Graduate Conference, University of Toronto, May 4, 2019

Comments on Julie Kirsch’s “Misinterpreting our Memories and Emotions”
The Department of Philosophy’s Graduate Research Weekend, University of Toronto, Mar. 23, 2019

“‘Love Alters Not’: A Study of Unrequited Love”
Philosophy Roundtable, The College of Wooster, April 5, 2018