This is a contemporary philosophy blog where I write about the relation between non-eliminative naturalism (Schelling, Iain Grant), Idealism (Schelling, Bradley), and Pragmatism (Peirce, James, etc). I am particularly interested in constructing a representation-preserving form of externalism to properly integrate these varies forms of philosophy and articulate their interdependence across the analytic-continental divide.
More specifically, I am interested in how pre-existing constraints asymmetrically determine (naturalism) the behavior of ideas whose proper morphology is tracked and mapped (idealism) in order to determine the practical function and use of the knowledge of such constraints and the apparent freedom of ideas (pragmatism).
I also write on nihilism, pessimism, weird fiction and horror film.
I am currently collaborating with the artist Rebecca Norton to create a project on embodied knowledge, abstraction, and spatiality focusing on diagrams, gestures, and intuitions tentatively titled Lines of Embodiment.
My first book Slime Dynamics: Generation, Mutation and the Creep of Life is out from Zer0 books.
My second book On an Ungrounded Earth: Towards a New Geophilosophy is available from Punctum Books.
I am a part-time instructor at The New Centre for Theory and Practice.
I am affiliated with the Laboratory for Ontology, UK.
If you would like to contact me by email my address is firstname.lastname@example.org