My teaching interests are broad, including general philosophy of science, philosophy of biology and cognitive neuroscience, logic, philosophy of mathematics, feminist philosophy and philosophical methodology. A complete list of the courses I taught is given below.
I believe that a philosophy education should contribute to the development of transferable skills that can benefit students with different backgrounds and interests. In planning and organizing my courses, I place special emphasis on issues like argumentative structure, critical science literacy, and as much engagement as possible with topics that have theoretical and moral significance in daily life.
Drawing on the empirical literature on psychology and education, I plan my courses using different forms of guided practice so as to kindle students' interest and involvement with the topics being taught. I strive to develop and apply inclusive strategies which would also benefit students who might face special challenges in the academy. I emphasize the importance of collaborative learning by promoting in-class group activities and discussions among peers punctuated by mini-lectures for context and direction. I see the goal of learning collaboratively as that of developing skills that will enable the student to extend the knowledge acquired during class to other topics and problems.
- BA courses
- Reasoning and Logic
- Modal Logic
- Neuroscience of Religion and Atheism
- Introduction to Philosophy of Cognitive Science
- Science and Pseudoscience
- Introduction to Philosophy of Language
- Pragmatics and philosophy of language
- MA courses
- Topics in philosophy of science in practice
- Philosophy of Emotion
- Topics in Feminist Philosophy