My teaching interests lie in Kant, 19th-century philosophy and early modern philosophy. I also enjoy teaching 20th-century European philosophy, the history of analytic philosophy, and biomedical ethics. My approach to teaching serves the main goal of introducing students to core concepts in early and late modern philosophy and training them in the interpretation of historical texts. In my experience, this is best facilitated by stressing to students that the history of philosophy is not a chronicle of past positions that might provoke our curiosity, but rather a living tradition that invites us to reimagine how we live today. This history is both a proper domain of inquiry and a reminder of our critical responsibilities as philosophers, as thinkers committed to taking responsibility for our intellectual and cultural inheritance and assessing our assumptions about what counts as worthy philosophical study.
Royal Holloway University of London The Critique of Idealism, Spring 2018 Mind and World, Spring 2018
University of Toronto Scarborough Topics in Continental Philosophy: The Sociality of Reason, Spring 2016 Introduction to Early Modern Philosophy, Spring 2016 Biomedical Ethics, Spring 2016 Existentialism, Fall 2015 Biomedical Ethics, Fall 2015
University of Toronto Introduction to Continental Philosophy: Individuality and Systematicity, Summer 2013 Introduction to Continental Philosophy: Individuality and Systematicity, Summer 2012