In my teaching, I aim to acquaint students with philosophy as a way of life. I believe that experiences can give useful philosophical insights, and that, in some cases, experiences are necessary to see the truth of certain claims. So, I invite my students to live philosophically, whether by going out and trying certain things (e.g., acting as a Socratic gadfly, monitoring their impressions like a Stoic, suspending all beliefs like a Sceptic) or by reflecting on their own lives as an ancient Greek or Roman philosopher might have reflected on his own (e.g., by mapping the relations between their desires). I am a member of the Mellon Philosophy as a Way of Life project, and I give talks on what it means to conceive of and practice philosophy in this way. 

Here are some of my recent courses.

Ancient Philosophy and Political Thought (syllabus, readings)

Aristotle’s Ethics (syllabus, readings)

Philosophy as a Way of Life (syllabus, readings)

Introduction to Ethics (syllabus, readings)

Environmental Ethics (syllabus, readings)

Business Ethics (syllabus, readings)

Cultural Appropriation, White Blindness, and Epistemic Injustice (syllabus, readings)

Philosophy of Emotions (syllabus, readings)

Introduction to Philosophy (syllabus, readings)

In 2015, I was awarded the Martha Lile Love Award for Excellence in Teaching Philosophy for my interdisciplinary Environmental Ethics course at the University of Toronto, a course that consisted largely of students from the life sciences.  

I am committed to improving students' abilities to write powerfully and concisely. Here is a guide that I made for my students: How to Write a Philosophy Paper

I am interested in the usefulness of philosophy in the public sphere, in increasing access to philosophy, and in using technology to achieve that. Over the past several years, I have worked as the University of Toronto’s campus liaison with Wireless Philosophy (Wi-Phi), helping to produce videos on the philosophy of religion and on epistemology.

In 2006, I taught a course on English Language & Literature at the Changchun University of Chinese Medicine in Changchun, China. 

I am happy to provide a teaching statement, diversity statement, and student evaluations upon request.