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Ph.D., University of Notre Dame
Teaching and Research Interests:
Teaches and does research in aesthetics, cultural studies, the philosophy of music, and 19th and 20th century Continental philosophy. Recently, he has taught courses on Political Philosophy, Nietszche and Heidegger, Foucault, Aesthetics from Kant to Nietzsche, Contemporary Aesthetics and the End of Art, Miles Davis and Jazz Modernism, and the Aesthetics of Black Music.
Technology and the Human Condition, St. Martins (1976).
Between Montmartre and the Mudd Club: Popular Music and the Avant-Garde, Chicago (2002).
At present, he is working on the following projects: popular aesthetics, why jazz lost to rock and soul, and the history and aesthetics of New York's Downtown music scenes.