Teaching

I have taught topics in the philosophy of language, metaphysics, epistemology, philosophical and formal logic, critical thinking, philosophy of science, philosophy of mind, metaethics, and applied ethics, at Cornell University, Sydney University, Oxford University, The University of Warwick, The University of New South Wales, Macquarie University, and Charles Sturt University. (See my resume for details)

Some good advice about writing philosophy papers:

Some how-tos that I am developing:


During Semester 1, 2011, I am teaching the following courses at Charles Sturt University, Wagga Wagga:


During Semester 2, 2010, I am teaching the following courses at Charles Sturt University, Wagga Wagga:

I am also co-teaching PHIL3212 Contemporary Metaphysics with Michaelis Michael at UNSW:


During Semester 1, 2010, I taught PHIL2606 Knowledge, Reason and Action at Sydney University, and PHL280 Truth and Reality at Macquarie University. Here are the handouts:

PHIL2606 Knowledge, Reason and Action

PHL280 Truth and Reality


During Semester 2, 2009, I taught PHIL2109 Contemporary Metaphysics and PHIL2206 Philosophy of Mind at The University of New South Wales. Here are the handouts:

PHIL2109 Contemporary Metaphysics

PHIL2206 Philosophy of Mind


During Spring 2009 I taught PHIL 6710 (Epistemic Modality) at Cornell. Here are the handouts:

Synopsis
Possible paper topics
Week 1 Modal claims; modal force; ways of making modal claims; duality; interaction with tense
Week 2 Kinds of modality; standard semantics
Weeks 3, 4 and 5 Problems for the standard semantics
Week 6 Understanding relativism
Weeks 7 and 8 Problems for relativism
Week 9 Danger; Ambiguity by design
Week 10 Breckenridge on closeness
Week 11 Discussion of 'Epistemic modality and truth conditions' by Anna Papafragou (no handout)
Week 12 Discussion of 'Epistemic Modals' by Seth Yalcin (no handout)
Week 13 Discussion of 'Context, content, and relativism' by Michael Glanzberg (no handout)

During Fall 2008 I taught PHIL 3710 / LING 3332 (Philosophy of Language) at Cornell. Here are the handouts:


During Spring 2008 I taught PHIL 331 / MATH 281 (Deductive Logic) at Cornell. Here are the handouts:


During Fall 2007 I taught PHIL 332 (Philosophy of Language) at Cornell. Here are the handouts:


Here are my reading lists and questions for topics that I have taught at Oxford:

General Philosophy

Philosophy of Logic and Language


From July to September 2006 I taught PHIL2606 (Knowledge, Reason and Action) at Sydney University. Here are the handouts:


In May and June 2006 I gave twelve lectures at Macquarie University on modal logic. Here are the handouts:

I also gave three lectures on the relationship between computers and minds. Here are the handouts:


In 2005 I gave a series of lectures at the University of Warwick, as part of their Philosophy of Thought and Language module. Here are the handouts for those lectures:


Here is a handout that I have used for teaching students about relations: