John Dyck

I'm originally from Canada. I currently live in Brooklyn, NYC; I'm finishing my PhD at the CUNY Graduate Center. I teach and write about philosophy.

I've taught broadly across philosophy: critical thinking, logic, ethics, philosophy of mind, and aesthetics. Philosophy offers students a chance to develop their own intellectual agency and identity. My goal is for students to really own and develop their own ideas--whether those ideas are objections, arguments, theses, or comparisons.

My research is borne from a deep interest in both philosophy of art and aesthetics--beauty, ugliness, coolness, and so forth. However, this interest leads to a wide interest across philosophy. I am interested in using concepts from moral philosophy and the history of philosophy to inform philosophy, and vice versa.