Since my research sits at the intersection of several philosophical disciplines, my teaching interests range over Metaphysics/Epistemology and Ethics/Value Theory alike. In addition to core courses in Philosophy, I am interested in teaching courses that combine several philosophical subdisciplines at once, such as Free Will & Moral Responsibility and Philosophy of Action. I also look forward to teaching introductory courses for students encountering philosophy for the first time.
Contemporary Civilization (Fall 2020–Spring 2021). Yearlong small-group discussion seminar on foundational texts that compose (and challenge) the Western tradition. The course includes texts by Plato, Aristotle, Augustine, Aquinas, Descartes, Hobbes, Locke, Rousseau, Kant, Mill, Marx, and Nietzsche. You can read more about the distinctive aims of Columbia's Core Curriculum here, and about Contemporary Civilization specifically here.
Metaphysics (Summer 2019, Summer 2018). Upper-division undergraduate course covering realism vs. nominalism; the ontological structure of concrete particulars (including the problem of the one and the many); endurantism vs. perdurantism; personal identity; the metaphysics of modality; causation.
Columbia Journey Seminar (2016–17; 2019–20). The CJS is a small group discussion seminar for first-year students enrolled in the Columbia Undergraduate Student Program (CUSP). The purpose of the CJS is to better understand some of the wider social and institutional realities that embed the scholars' experiences at Columbia University and NYC more broadly. Click here for a description of CJS from CUSP.
Symbolic Logic (x 3)
Methods and Problems in Philosophical Thought (Introduction to Philosophy)
San Francisco State University
Philosophy of Mind
Philosophy of Perception