Learning philosophy is empowering. It reveals fundamental theoretical commitments behind positions we encounter and take every day: on scientific, moral, political, and other issues. It lets students build their ability to evaluate a position for themselves. And it lets them find their voice in argumentation. Seeing students experience philosophy as empowering is what I enjoy most about my teaching. My focus in the classroom is on showing that philosophical knowledge and skill can provide confidence and a new sense of responsibility.

Syllabi for my most recent classes at Clark (Spring 2018): PHIL 143 Early Modern Western Philosophy and PHIL 244 David Hume. In the fall of 2018 I am on sabbatical.

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