I am a teacher primarily of the history of philosophy. While the main aim of this discipline is to reconstruct what representatives of different cultures believed—the inner logic of various worldviews—it is crucial for me that historical texts do not become mere antiquities on display for those who are merely curious about the past.
To this end, I endeavour to show my students how many concepts from bygone times still have philosophical and existential traction. To demonstrate the former, I put philosophical pluralism into practice by tracing how various positions, isms, and debates have influenced contemporary continental and analytic philosophy or are an unending source of inspiration for thinkers in these traditions. As for the latter, I always invite my students to explore their own interests, concerns, and questions through course material, inviting them to ask how it might add meaning to their lives. I find that this not only enables them to more easily adopt the perspective of a historian; it also imparts on them a richer understanding of the history of philosophy as something we can learn from by being in dialogue with it.
Here is a sample of courses that I am ready to teach or have taught:
History of Philosophy