I’ve recently finished my PhD at the University of Warwick. I edited Volumes 19 and 20 (co-edited with Becky Mahay) of Pli:The Warwick Journal of Philosophy.
My thesis is titled The Question of Being: Heidegger and Beyond and is an attempt to reformulate the question of the meaning of Being after Heidegger, using some decidedly non-Heideggerian tools (including Robert Brandom’s inferentialist philosophy of language), and ultimately with the aim of developing something resembling a Deleuzian metaphysics. The finished version of the thesis (available here) only goes some way to achieving this, but the project is still ongoing.
My major philosophical influences are Socrates, Plato, Spinoza, Kant, Hegel, Heidegger, Wittgenstein, Quine, Sellars, Foucault, Brandom and Deleuze. I have also been known to dabble in speculative realism, though I don’t inhale.
My thematic interests range over the whole of the philosophical field, though I have a special interest in metaphysics (history, methodology, process metaphysics, structuralism), philosophy of language (inferentialist semantics and normative pragmatics), philosophy of science (the question of method in Lakatos and Feyerabend), philosophy of action/value (the relations between Goodness, Beauty and Truth), philosophy of politics (resurrecting a Platonic/Kantian/Hegelian theory of Justice), ethics (virtue ethics and deontology), and aesthetics (Kant, Heidegger, Deleuze, the aesthetics of roleplaying).
I can be emailed at Pete.Wolfendale [‘at’] gmail.com