booksMy starting conviction as a teacher of philosophy is that philosophy is for everyone. It is the job of a philosophy teacher to actualize this populist ideal—to render philosophy available for everyone. Philosophical pedagogy is one of the purist and most important expressions of philosophy itself.

A statement of my approach to teaching is available here.


Courses Taught:


  • CORE (VU’s pan-humanities freshman seminar)
  • Elementary Logic and Critical Thinking
  • The Good Life
  • Introduction to Philosophy (Syllabus available here)


  • Philosophy of Mind and Language
  • Theory of Knowledge