Teaching

As Sole Instructor:

Pessimism, Spring 2022 (prospective)
Mid-sized seminar on ethical questions raised by philosophical pessimism. Covers Schopenhauer, Mill, Camus, Unamuno, and contemporary philosophers who deal with similar issues. Open to both upper-level and introductory undergraduates.

Philosophical Perspectives III, Spring 2022 (prospective)
Small seminar on enlightenment and post-enlightenment philosophy offered to incoming undergraduates as part of the University of Chicago’s general education requirements. Covers work by Hume, Kant, and Nietzsche.

Philosophical Perspectives II, Winter 2022 (prospective)
Small seminar on early modern and enlightenment philosophy offered to incoming undergraduates as part of the University of Chicago’s general education requirements. Covers work by Descartes, Newton, Hume, Voltaire, and Shakespeare.

Philosophical Perspectives I, Fall 2021
Small seminar on ancient philosophy offered to incoming undergraduates as part of the University of Chicago’s general education requirements. Covers work by Plato, Sophocles, Martin Luther King, and Aristotle.

Pessimism and Compassion: Schopenhauer on Value, Winter 2020
Upper-level undergraduate seminar on Schopenhauer’s ethics.


As Teaching Assistant:


History of Philosophy III: Kant and the 19th Century, Spring 2020
Large lecture required for all philosophy majors covering Kant, Fichte, Hegel, Marx, Wollstonecraft, Mill, Douglas, and DuBois.

Introduction to Ethics, Spring 2020
Large lecture covering a broad survey of contemporary ethics.

Nietzsche’s Beyond Good and Evil, Winter 2020
Mid-sized seminar focused on a close-reading of a single text. Many students did not have prior philosophy experience.

Human Rights: Philosophical Foundations, Spring 2018
Large lecture covering a wide-survey of the contemporary human rights literature. The class was heavily cross-listed, and attracted students with highly variable levels of experience in philosophy.

History of Philosophy I: Ancient Philosophy, Fall 2017
Large lecture required for all philosophy majors covering Plato and Aristotle.

Intensive History of Philosophy I: Plato, Winter 2017
Small lecture for ambitious philosophy majors covering Plato.



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