My work on revising the philosophical tradition is intertwined with my commitment to teaching. My concern with various strains of thought in the history of philosophy intersects with efforts across the humanities and sciences. I generally teach courses on early modern philosophy (seventeenth and eighteenth centuries), history of political thought (including the Roman tradition), the philosophical legacy of slavery, issues of race and gender, ethics, and philosophy of war and peace. My goal is to provide a space for students to think through philosophical questions and arguments that pertain to their own livelihood, personal experiences, and academic pursuits in law, philosophy, or both. I hope not only to provide a robust picture of the history of Western thought but also to incorporate renewed and undertreated ideas that can shift and expand conversations about the fundamental concepts of philosophy.
Here are some example syllabi to give an impression of how my approach translates into the classroom: