I am a Senior Lecturer in the Philosophy Department at University College London.

Writing

I work on nineteenth-century German philosophy, especially the philosophy of Friedrich Nietzsche and Arthur Schopenhauer. This is the main focus of my current research. I also work on Aesthetics, especially the philosophy of theatre. You can find links to some of my philosophical papers on Nietzsche or on philosophy and theatre on this website. But if you are not a philosopher and you would like to read something I have written, then I would suggest this essay on the experience of being ill, my TLS article on Nietzsche and Nietzsche interpretation, or this essay on philosophy itself.

Teaching

I have taught in most areas of philosophy – analytic and continental. Recently I have taught on Nietzsche, Schopenhauer, Adorno, Plato, and the philosophy of theatre. I am currently writing two new courses on Hegel.

I divide my teaching between UCL’s Philosophy Department and its European Social and Political Studies programme.


Some other things I do come from a desire to connect academic philosophy with a wider audience, which I discussed in an interview on CBC’s Sunday Edition and on ABC’s The Philosopher’s Zone. I am on the editorial board of The Point Magazine, which tries to publish non-academic but rigorous, thought-provoking essays about everyday things like food, sport, love, music and politics. I volunteer for the excellent Stuart Low Trust Philosophy Forum. I am a regular participant at UCL’s Bright Club evenings, which are part of UCL’s attempt to reach a broader public.