John Dyck

I'm originally from Canada. I defended my dissertation in June 2019 at the CUNY Graduate Center. I'm currently a Teaching Postdoc in Philosophy at Auburn University.

I've taught broadly across philosophy: critical thinking, logic, ethics, bioethics, philosophy of mind, and aesthetics. Philosophy offers students a chance to develop their own intellectual agency and identity. I want students to really own and develop their own ideas and arguments. To help students get excited about philosophy, I try to cultivate a balance of curiousness and rigor.

My research is borne from a deep interest in philosophy of art and aesthetics. I'm convinced that art and beauty offer crucial insights about value, agency, and culture--insights that we lose if we focus only on morality. My research is heavily informed by the history of philosophy and philosophy of mind.