Research Area(s)

  • Ancient Philosophy
  • Philosophy in the Islamic World (In particular the transmission of Greek thought into Arabic)
  • Comparative Philosophy (in particular Greece and China)
  • German Idealism
  • Philosophy of Music


  • Ph.D. École Pratique des Hautes Études (Paris)
  • M.A. Ludwig-Maximillians Universität (Munich)
  • B.A McGill (Montreal)

Research Projects

  • I am working on a project on the transmission of Plotinian thought into Arabic (with the support of an SSHRC Insight Development Grant)
  • I am working on a project on the political thought of Merab Mamardashvili

Selected Publications and Presentations

  • “Imagination in the Theology of Aristotle.” Journal of the History of Philosophy 57, no. 2 (2019): 181–204.
  • “Utopia’s Moorish Inspiration: Thomas More’s Reading of Ibn Tufayl.” Renaissance and Reformation / Renaissance et Réforme 41, no. 3 (Summer / été 2018): 17-45.
  • “Plotinus and Tarkovsky on Experience and the Transparency of Reality” Chapter 9, in Thorsten Botz-Bornstein and Giannis Stamatellos, Eds. Plotinus and the Moving Image, Leiden and Boston: Brill, 2017, pp. 158-186.
  • “Imaginary Analogies: Commentary on G.E.R. Lloyd “The fortunes of Analogy” Australasian Philosophical Review 1.3 (2017)
  • “One and the Possibility of Many in Greek and Indian Philosophy: Plotinus and Ramajuna” Philosophy East and West, 67.3 (July 2017). 
  • “A Moment in the Mamardashvili’s Conception of Non-Classical Rationality: His Reception of Uznadze’s Psychologival Theory of Set” Transcultural Studies, 10.3 (2014)

Teaching Responsbilities

  • Introductory courses in philosophy (in particular PHIL 121 Introduction to World Philosophies)
  • Courses in Ancient Philosophy
  • Kant
  • Philosophy of Music

Administrative Responsbilities

  • Acting Head of the STM Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures
  • Various committees at STM