Nick Riggle

Nick Riggle is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Philosophy at the University of San Diego. He received his PhD in philosophy from New York University and a BA in philosophy from UC Berkeley. He works in aesthetics, with connections to ethics, philosophy of language, social and political philosophy, and the history of philosophy. Nick's academic work has appeared in Philosophers' Imprint, The Philosophical Quarterly, The Journal of the APA, The British Journal of Aesthetics, and The Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism. He frequently organizes conferences, workshops, and retreats, and edits the Aesthetics area for Philosophy Compass. Riggle also writes for broader audiences. His books include On Being Awesome: A Unified Theory of How Not to Suck (Penguin, 2017) and the upcoming Your Wild and Precious Life. to be published by Basic Books. He also wrote for Aeon, McSweeney’s, and Scientific American and appeared on Slate podcast Hi-Phi Nation.