Current and Upcoming Courses

Medieval metaphysics—In the spring of 2023, I’m teaching an upper-level undergraduate seminar on medieval metaphysics, which I’ve designed. Here’s the course description: A study of metaphysics during one of its greatest ages, the high middle ages of the Latin West. Taking Thomas Aquinas as our point of departure, we will delve into a wide range of metaphysical debates. These debates will involve well-known philosophers, among them Aquinas, John Duns Scotus, and William of Ockham, as well as a cast of lesser-known characters. We will look forward to some scholastic philosophers of the early modern period, particularly Francisco Suarez, and backward to a diverse set of figures—not only Christian but Jewish and Muslim—who shaped the practice of philosophy and theology in the age of Aquinas. Topics will include form and matter, individuation, universals, causation, the existence of God, the interpretation of the Eucharist, and the relation between metaphysics and physics.
In the fall of 2022, I’ll serve as the teaching fellow for Brad Inwood’s survey course on ancient philosophy.

Past Courses

Teaching fellow, “Philosophy of religion” (John Pittard), Spring 2021Teaching fellow, “Ancient philosophy” (Brad Inwood), Fall 2021