I did my undergraduate work at Amherst and went on to graduate school
at Princeton. Since then I’ve taught in the philosophy departments
of Harvard, UCLA, The University of Pennsylvania, The University of
Michigan, Berkeley, and Stanford. I resumed my graduate career a little
while back — from a distance, as it were — receiving the
PhD in 2005. I am relieved to discover that least one aspirant to the
degree took even longer about it than I did; I share his taste in fruit
but not his touching faith in free markets:http://www-news.uchicago.edu/releases/06/060821.baum.shtml
My interests continue to center in aesthetics, but they have spilled
over into nearly every branch of the subject at one time or another.
For a few details, see my research statement. I am on the editorial
board of an online journal, The Philosophers’ Imprint, and a member
of The American Society for Aesthetics.