I often use this website as a space to summarize my research writing. I've been busy this semester finishing two main projects in philosophy of religion.
The first looks at secularization. I've just finished editing a collection of essays for Palgrave Press on Religion after Secularization in Australia which should be out in September this year. The book focuses on the ways religion has changed through ongoing processes of secularization, with attention to the Australian case. It includes essays on the topic by historians, sociologists, legal and cultural theorists and philosophers. My own contribution concentrates upon the hermeneutics implicit to procedural accounts of secularization, with particular attention to religious discourse in the public sphere.
The second project I have been working on investigates the way technology implies transcendence. My approach to the problem focuses upon simple aspects of technology such as the development of writing. For instance, one of the earliest philosophical accounts of technological transcendence can be found in Plato's critique of writing in the Phaedrus. My approach to this topic is grounded in a return to unanswered questions in Derrida's grammatology and Heidegger's question concerning technology. I am just finishing the first monograph which begins with Derrida's deconstruction of Plato in order to return to an early moment in the development of the book, the rise of the codex in the first few centuries of the Common Era. This project is larger than I had anticipated and will be followed by future volumes.