About Micah

I love teaching philosophy. I believe that philosophy's job is to help us think clearly about our lives, so my teaching emphasizes the relevance of philosophical texts and concepts to the world and culture in which my students live.

I specialize in phenomenology, but enjoy teaching and researching contemporary Analytic and Continental philosophy, as well as the history of philosophy. [More about Micah...]


• "Acts as Changes: A 'Metabolic' Approach to the Philosophy of Action," in Michael Sigrist and Roman Altshuler, eds., Time and the Philosophy of Action (New York: Routledge, forthcoming).

• "Genesis 1's Solution to the Euthyphro Problem," Philosophy & Theology 26, no. 1 (2014): 207–19.

• "Husserl's Mereological Semiotics: Indication, Expression, Surrogation," The New Yearbook for Phenomenology and Phenomenological Philosophy 12 (2012): 69–108.

• "Husserl's Genetic Philosophy of Arithmetic," American Dialectic 2, no. 2 (May 2012): 141–90.

Recent Courses

McDaniel College
•PHI2265: "Philosophy of Music" Spring 2014
•PHI2233: "Elementary Logic" Spring 2014

Mount St. Mary's University
•VTPH103: "Classical Philosophy" Spring 2014
•PHIL203: "Modern and Contemporary Philosophy" Fall 2013

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Recent/Future Presentations

“The Embarrassment of Punching Puppets: An Argument from Conversation for Freedom”

Conference: Free Will
Flint, MI: Center for Cognition and Neuroethics, October 10th-11th, 2014

“Acts as Changes: A ‘Metabolic’ Approach to the Philosophy of Action”

Conference: “Time and Agency”
Washington, DC: George Washington University, November 18th, 2011

“Do Numerals Mean Anything?: Husserl’s Theory of Signs in ‘Mechanical’ Calculation”

Conference: “The Early Phenomenology of Munich and Göttingen”
Steubenville, OH: Franciscan University of Steubenville, April 30th, 2011

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