Fellow and Tutor in Philosophy, New College
Post-Kantian Philosophy (especially Kierkegaard, Nietzsche, Heidegger)
Philosophy of Religion
Philosophy and Literature
Philosophy and Film
1980-83 Balliol College, Oxford: BA in Philosophy, Politics, Economics
1983-84 University of Toronto: MA in Philosophy
1984-88 Balliol College/All Souls College, Oxford: D.Phil in Philosophy
1986-91 Prize Fellow, All Souls College, Oxford
1991-98 Reader in Philosophy, University of Essex
1998- Fellow of New College, Oxford
2008- Awarded title of 'Professor of Philosophy'
1990 On Being in the World: Wittgenstein and Heidegger on Seeing Aspects (Routledge)
1992 Liberals and Communitarians (Blackwell) - with Adam Swift
1994 Stanley Cavell: Ph ilosophy’s Recounting of the Ordinary (OUP)
1994 Faith and Reason (Duckworth)
1996 Heidegger and Being and Time (Routledge)
1996 Liberals and Communitarians: a Revised Edition (Blackwell) - with Adam Swift
1996 The Cavell Reader (Blackwell) - editor
2001 Inheritance and Originality: Wittgenstein, Heidegger, Kierkegaard (OUP)
2002 On Film (Routledge)
2005 Philosophical Myths of the Fall (Princeton)
2005 Heidegger and Being and Time (2nd Edition)
2006 Martin Heidegger: International Library of Essays in the History of Social and Political Thought (Ashgate) - editor
2006 Wittgenstein' Private Language (OUP)
2007 The Conversation of Humanity (University of Virginia Press)
2008 On Film: Second Edition (Routledge)
2009 The Wounded Animal: J.M.Coetzee and the Difficulty of Reality (Princeton)
2013 The Self and Its Shadows: A Book of Essays on Individuality as Negation in Philosophy and the Arts (Oxford University Press)
2015: The Great Riddle: Wittgenstein and Nonsense, Theology and Philosophy (Oxford University Press)
2016: On Film: Third Edition (Routledge)
Some Recent Papers
''Sharing a Dream of Scepticism: Parasitism, Plagiarism and
Fanaticism in Christopher Nolan's Inception'
'Heidegger's Fountain: Mimesis, Ecstasis and Engrossment in The Origin of the Work of Art'
'Health and Deviance, Irony and Incarnation: Philosophy, Lierature and Theology in J.M.Coetzee's The Childhood of Jesus'
'Deep Relationality and the Hinge-Like Structure of History:
Michael Fried's Phiotographs'