I am currently working on the following topics: Stoic Metaphysics, Scope in Stoic Logic, The Stoic Philosophy of Time, The Problem of Future Contingents in Aristotle, Property Theory in Plato, Aristotle's Philosophy of Mathematics.
PHIL 2440 - Symbolic Logic
Fall 2020 / Fall 2022 / Fall 2023
Introduces students to sentential logic, the logic of quantification and some of the basic concepts and results of metalogic (interpretations, validity and soundness).
PHIL 3000 - History of Ancient Philosophy
Spring 2018 / Summer 2018 / Spring 2019 / Summer 2019 / Fall 2019 / Spring 2020 / Spring 2021 / Spring 2023 / Fall 2023
Surveys developments in metaphysics, ethics, logic, and philosophy of mind from the Pre-Socratics through Hellenistic philosophy, focusing primarily on the arguments of the philosophers. Topics may include: Zeno's paradoxes of time and motion; Democritean atomism; Plato on knowledge, reality, ethics, and politics; Aristotle on logic and natural philosophy; Epicurus on pleasure and friendship; Epicurean atomism; the Stoics on materialism, determinism, and vagueness; and the coherence and practicality of global skepticism. Recommended prerequisite: 6 hours of philosophy coursework.
PHIL 4020 - Topics in the History of Philosophy
Spring 2020 / Fall 2022
Examines a specific philosophical problem over an extended historical period. Recommended prerequisites: 12 hours of philosophy course work including PHIL 3000 and PHIL 3010. May be repeated up to 9 total credit hours. Same as PHIL 5020.