Teaching

I approach the teaching of philosophy with a couple of goals in mind. There is, I think, a tremendous value in imparting pieces of intellectual history to my students, but it is just as important to me that they come to appreciate that doing philosophy is a skill worth practicing. By learning how to engage with a philosophical text and formulate a reasoned position, each of my students is able to benefit from my teaching in one way or another.

I will be teaching the following courses at StFX.

PHIL100: Introductory Philosophy
PHIL251: Critical Thinking
PHIL232: Human Nature II
PHIL342: Logic
PHIL362: Later Medieval Philosophy

Here are the highlights of my teaching at the University of Toronto:

– In 2018-2019, I was the instructor for three courses:

PHL210: 17th-and 18th-Century Philosophy
PHL341: Freedom, Responsibility, and Human Action
PHL307: Augustine

– In Summer 2016, I taught PHL100: Introduction to Philosophy

– I was also a teaching assistant for the following courses:

PHL275: Introduction to Ethics
PHL245: Modern Symbolic Logic
PHL210: 17th-and 18th-Century Philosophy
PHL205: Early Medieval Philosophy
PHL206: Later Medieval Philosophy
PHL100: Introduction to Philosophy