American Author




—My new book, Conscientious Thinking: Making Sense in an Age of Idiot Savants (University of Georgia Press) is now available. You can order it here or here or here.

—A new essay on the post-modern self, “Knowing Together,” can be found in the spring issue of The Hedgehog Review, a quarterly published by the Institute for Advanced Studies in Culture at the University of Virginia.

—For those who read German, a translation of my recent essay in Raritan (“Conscientious Thinking and the Modern Sciences”) will be appearing in the spring issue of Sinn und Form, a publication produced by the German Academy of the Arts.

—This spring I am a Royalty Research Fund Scholar at the University of Washington. Relieved of classroom teaching duties for that quarter, I will be working on a draft of A Briefer History of the End of the World—a non-fiction book, hybrid in form, that mixes memoir, historical analysis, and a philosophical meditation on the fundamental issues of death, dying, grief, and remembrance.