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I am an Assistant Professor of Philosophy at the Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies at Daemen College in Buffalo, New York. My philosophical interests are in philosophy of science, philosophy of mind/cognitive science, and ethics.

Currently I am working on my manuscript, Reclaiming the Self in Psychopathology: Science, Narratives, and Persons, in which I make a case for including the self as an explicit target of research in scientific psychiatry in order to develop humanistic care practices in the clinic and beyond; especially those that help those with mental disorders flourish. Empirical research on psychopathology and first person narratives of mental disorder are central to this work.

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Note: The subtitle of this website is inspired by the following quote from Janet Frame‘s autobiography:

From the first place of liquid darkness, within the second place of air and light, I set down the following record with its mixture of facts and truths and memories of truths and its direction always toward the Third Place, where the starting point is myth. (Frame 2008/1982, 3)