My approach to teaching is informed by the thought that the only material one needs to get philosophical thinking up and running is the confusing enterprise of living the life of a person. Thus, whether it is assessing the merit of Kant’s moral law, figuring out whether or not we’re dreaming, or probing the nature of aesthetic experience, I aim to anchor the philosophical work we do in the classroom in students’ lived experiences. In this way, their lives illuminate our discussions, which in turn illuminate (and perhaps help them make sense of) their lives.

Below is a list of courses I have taught (syllabi available upon request):

  • Introduction to Philosophy
  • General Ethics
  • History of Modern Philosophy
  • Aesthetics and the Philosophy of Art
  • Business Ethics
  • Biomedical Ethics
  • Philosophy and/as Social Criticism
  • First Year Seminar: Agency and Technology in the 21st Century
  • Independent Study: Themes in Late Modern Philosophy

Here are some other courses I have designed:

  • 19th Century Philosophy
  • Feminist Ethics
  • Seminar: Schopenhauer
  • Seminar: Art, Ethics, and Aesthetic Life