Teaching

I have experience teaching philosophy of science at undergraduate and graduate levels.  My current role as a Teaching Associate involves supervising research essays–including final-year undergraduate dissertations and MPhil level coursework.  I also have experience examining both graduate and undergraduate work.

  • History and Philosophy of Science, Part 1B:
    • Philosophy of Science (supervising): This course provides an introduction to philosophy of science for second-year undergraduates completing degrees in the natural sciences.  It covers a wide range of topics–e.g., general philosophy of science, philosophy of biology, philosophy of the social sciences, philosophy of physics, and science in society.  Because many of the students have little familiarity with philosophical thinking, supervising this course also involves teaching writing and reading skills.
  • History and Philosophy of Science, Part II: 
    • Philosophy of Biomedical Sciences (four lectures): A course for third-year (final-year) undergraduates on the epistemological underpinnings of medical science.
    • Confirmation, Observation, and the Nature of Evidence (supervising): A course for third-year (final-year) undergraduates on issues in epistemology and general philosophy of science.
    • Philosophy of Cognitive Science (supervising): A course for third-year (final-year) undergraduates on philosophy of the cognitive sciences, including some material on traditional issues in philosophy of mind and some material on investigative and explanatory strategies in the cognitive sciences.
    • Values, Well-Being, and Policy (supervising): A course for third-year (final-year) undergraduates on questions of value freedom in the sciences, especially as relates to the sciences of well-being.