Teaching

A philosophical education provides students with general reasoning skills that are valuable in all areas of life, and it empowers them to critically examine the world around them and to reflect upon their own values and plans of life.

I have taught philosophy at the University of Georgia, Tulane University, Brown University, Clark University, and Providence College. In my experience, the aptitude of the best students is largely the same, whether teaching at a big state school, a small liberal arts college, or an Ivy League university. The ongoing challenge is to conduct a class that is at once sufficiently demanding for the strongest students but still accessible to conscientious students of all ability levels.

For more details on my approach to teaching, please see my Teaching StatementSample Course Materials, and Student Evaluations.

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