The following are some courses I teach, with links to syllabuses:
- Philosophy 103: Self and World, an Introduction to Metaphysics and Epistemology
- Philosophy 211: Philosophy of Religion
- Philosophy 221: the History of Modern Philosophy
- Philosophy 243: Teleporters and Time Travel: The Metaphysics Behind Science Fiction
- Philosophy 300: Women of the Enlightenment
- Philosophy 301: Spinoza
Other teaching competences include Ancient Philosophy, 19th Century German Philosophy, Moral Psychology, Weakness of Will, Feminist History of Philosophy, and various seminars on topics and figures in the history of philosophy. I also have experience teaching different sorts of introductory courses, as well as critical thinking.
Here is a course description for another seminar I'll teach in the Fall of 2014, titled, "Early Modern Naturalism:"
The 17th Century saw the rise of a fundamentally new conception of nature and our place in it. Early modern natural philosophers -- the predecessors of those whom we today call scientists -- revolutionized our concepts of human nature, life, the mind, and consciousness. In this seminar, we shall explore how thinkers struggled to account for these aspects of human experience in this new world. We shall focus in particular on early modern instances of naturalism, which attempts to explain phenomena, in particular human phenomena, as a part of a larger, systematic account of nature. Questions we shall explore include the following: Can the mind, and consciousness, be produced by natural processes? What is the difference between living and non-living bodies? Do the same natural laws govern human action as govern landslides, say? Topics will include early modern philosophy of mind, science, and free will.
Finally, you may read a longer, more formal teaching statement as well.