Teaching

I teach courses in ethics, philosophy of art, and moral psychology. Here are the courses I’m teaching Fall 2020

APHPI 114 | Morals and Society

This course will provide an introduction to applied moral philosophy. In the first half of the course, we examine two rival theory about right action: utilitarianism and deontological ethics. In the second half of the course, we engage in the practice of reflective moral reasoning by considering three urgent moral issues: punishment and incarceration, vaccination, and responsibility for climate change. Emphasis is placed on identifying, evaluating, and constructing careful and well-thought-out moral arguments.

APHI 324 | Moral Philosophy

Critical examination of the nature, justification, and different approaches to moral evaluation. The topics to be covered include moral character and moral virtue, moral emotions (including anger, gratitude and disgust), and moral responsibility.

Prerequisite(s): a 100 or 200 level course in philosophy.