Last June, I was interviewed by Rice Philosophy Major and McMillan Institute Intern Bilal Rehman on behalf of the Houston Jung Center. The video is now available on Youtube. We discuss my forthcoming paper, "Grace and Alienation", the relationship between rationality and the emotions, and depth and shallowness in philosophy.
I was interviewed by Benjamin Blanchard of the Daily Ant for their "Philosophy Phriday" Series. Among other things, we discuss whether one can be gracious toward ants, whether decaying corpses are beautiful, and whether ants can be bored.
Here is how I responded to the question, What Does Iris Murdoch's Philosophy Mean To You?
Iris Murdoch challenges us to think boldly about moral philosophy: what life would be like if centered around love, and what love and morality would be like if centered around vision and attention. She was that rare philosopher who unearths such deeply-held dogmas one is left shaken and unsure to what extent one’s own vision is clouded by those dogmas. She expands my imagination of what moral philosophy can be, demonstrating the possibility and importance of rich and ambitious work.