My philosophical interests are varied, but I specialize in Philosophy of Mind and History of Philosophy. I have just published a book with Springer titled Consciousness and the Philosophy of Signs, as part of their “Studies in the History of Philosophy of Mind” series. My work (in that book and elsewhere) explores the role of similarity-based signs like icons and diagrams in both conscious experience and logical reasoning. My methods are analytic, but I venture into pragmatism and phenomenology, insofar as these connect with current cognitive science.
I have two PhDs — one in Philosophy of Mind from York University in Toronto and another in Philosophy of Signs from the University of Quebec in Montreal (I wrote Oxford University Press’ annotated bibliography on “Semiotics,” which is arguably the least-known branch of philosophy ending in “-ics”). I did my post-doctoral work at the University of Helsinki, where I collaborated on a philosophical project called Diagrammatic Mind: Logical and Communicative Aspects of Iconicity. I have taught philosophy at York University and Trent University, where I was nominated for two teaching awards.