Courses Taught

I have taught, co-taught, and assisted in more than 30 seminars in various areas of philosophy, including (but not limited to):

  • Philosophy of Science
  • Philosophy of Mind
  • Epistemology
  • Logic
  • History of Analytic Philosophy
  • Indian Philosophy
  • Ethics
  • Modern Philosophy and
  • Political Philosophy (details below).

I am dedicated to teaching (see my teaching statement here), to helping students grow by providing helpful feedback, and to mentoring students from all kinds of backgrounds.

In my time as president of the philosophy graduate students at the University of Pittsburgh, I established an incoming graduate student peer mentoring program. I am also currently in charge of Pitt’s undergraduate philosophy mentoring program and was an invited participant at the “Mentoring the Mentors” Workshop at the 2016 Central APA in Kansas City.

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

UNIVERSITY OF PITTSBURGH
as Primary Instructor
  • 2017, Summer: Logic 0500
as Teaching Assistant 
  • 2017, Spring: Problems of Philosophy (for Prof. Dr. James Shaw)
  • 2016, Spring: Intro to Ethics (for Dr. Patrick Reider)
  • 2015, Fall: Intro to Political Philosophy (for Prof. Dr. Japa Pallikkathayil)
  • 2014, Spring: Logic 0500 (for Prof. Dr. Thomas Ricketts)
  • 2012, Spring: Intro to Philosophical Problems (for Brett Caloia)
  • 2011, Fall: Concepts of Human Nature (for Jamsheed Siyar)

WWU MÜNSTER

ZENTRUM FÜR WISSENSCHAFTSTHEORIE (CENTER FOR PHILOSOPHY OF SCIENCE)
as Primary Instructor
  • 2017, Winter: Central Concepts of Philosophy of Science (online, fully self-designed)
  • 2017, Summer: Mind & Brain – Intro to the Philosophy of Cognitive Neuroscience (online, fully self-designed)
  • 2016/17, Winter: What is Causation? (online, fully self-designed)
  • 2015/16, Winter: What is Causation? (online, fully self-designed)
  • 2015, Summer: The Theory-Ladenness of Observation in Light of Recent Developments in the Cognitive Sciences (compact course, with Michael Pohl, Philosophy)
  • 2015, Summer: Central Concepts of Philosophy of Science (compact course)
  • 2014, Summer: Central Concepts of Philosophy of Science (compact course)
  • 2013, Summer: No Seeing Without Knowing? The Theory-Ladenness of Observation (compact course)
  • 2007/08, Winter: Interdisciplinary Seminar: What is Science? (compact course)

UNIVERSITÄT ROSTOCK

INSTITUT FÜR PHILOSOPHIE (PHILOSOPHY DEPARTMENT)
as Primary Instructor
  • 2009, Summer: The Theory-Ladenness of (Scientific) Observation (compact course, with Dr. Jan Peters, Cognitive Sciences)
  • 2009, Summer: Intro to Modern Philosophy (core course for B.A. students)
  • 2009, Summer: Philosophy and Medicine (Summer School, with Dr. Ludger Jansen & Prof. Dr. Ingvar Johansson)
  • 2008/09, Winter: Wilfrid Sellars: Empiricism and the Philosophy of Mind
  • 2008, Summer: Logical Empiricism: Selected Writings (Protocol Sentence Debate)

WWU MÜNSTER

PHILOSOPHISCHES SEMINAR (PHILOSOPHY DEPARTMENT)
as Primary Instructor
  • 2008/09, Winter: Salvation via non-dualist Knowledge: Shankara‘s Advaita-Vedānta (compact course, with Prof. Dr. Annette Wilke, Religious Studies)
  • 2008, Summer: Is there such a thing as a Just War? (compact course, with Sebastian Laukötter, Philosophy)
  • 2008, Summer: Indian Philosophy: The Philosophy of the Bhagavadgītā
  • 2007/08, Winter: Logical Empiricism: Selected Writings
  • 2007, Summer: John McDowell: Mind and World
  • 2006/07, Winter: Paul Feyerabend: Against Method
  • 2006/07, Winter: Intro to Epistemological Relativism (with Ansgar Seide, Philosophy)
  • 2006, Summer: Philosophical Problems of the Natural Sciences (with Dr. Christian Suhm, Philosophy)
as Teaching Assistant
  • 2005, Winter: Intro to Logic (for Prof. Dr. Rosemarie Rheinwald)
  • 2004, Winter: Intro to Logic (for Prof. Dr. Rosemarie Rheinwald)

Bring me back to the teaching section, please.