About your host
I’m C. Thi Nguyen. I’m an Assistant Professor in the department of Philosophy and Humanities at Utah Valley University. I work in social epistemology and aesthetics. I also work in the philosophy of games, and am a founding editor of the Journal of the Philosophy of Games.
My book, Games: Agency as Art is forthcoming from Oxford University Press. In it, I argue that games are a unique art form that manipulates agency, and which let us inscribe and share different modes of agency with each other.
I am also assistant editor at Aesthetics for Birds, perhaps the world’s foremost blog for aesthetic philosophers writing about art-type stuff. I sometimes write there about odd topics like what’s missing from cookbook reviews.
I am Chair of the Diversity Committee for the American Society for Aesthetics.
Once, I wrote about food for the Los Angeles Times. I wrote about cheap, soulful, mostly ethnic food for a column called “The Find”. Here’s an index of my restaurant reviews and other food writing.