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At UCL I teach the first-year undergraduate introduction to metaphysics and epistemology and an advanced undergraduate introduction to feminism. I also teach  a graduate seminar on the genealogy of belief.

I am currently on leave and not teaching again until Fall 2017.


Courses taught at UCL:

THE GENEALOGY OF BELIEF: A graduate seminar on the genealogical contingency of belief. We’ll discuss Plato, Nietzsche, Foucault, Williams, A.W. Moore, Rorty and Brandom, as well as contemporary epistemology and metaphilosophy.

FEMINISM AND PHILOSOPHY An upper-level undergraduate/graduate seminar on the relationship (fraught and friendly) between feminism and philosophy. We’ll be discussing: sex and gender, intersectionality, feminism and trans issues, pornography, feminist critiques of liberalism, standpoint epistemology, epistemic injustice, feminist critiques of analytic philosophy, and whether the idea of ‘feminist philosophy’ is coherent.

KNOWLEDGE AND REALITY: an undergraduate introduction to metaphysics and epistemology, with some metaphilosophy thrown in. Topics covered include induction and grue, the nature of knowledge, scepticism, the rationality of belief in God, why the universe exists, whether we’re free, personal identity, the metaphysics of race, and what we’re doing when we do philosophy.

All course details available via the UCL moodle site.


Courses taught at Oxford

GENEALOGY OF BELIEF (Trinity 2015, Tuesdays 4-6pm, Hovenden Room, All Souls, Oxford): On the genealogical contingency of belief. We’ll discuss, among other things, Nietzsche, Foucault, Hegel, Williams, experimental philosophy, and contemporary evolutionary debunking arguments. Please email me to be added to the mailing list for the seminar. For more information click here.

SCHMILOSOPHY (All Souls, Oxford, Trinity 2013). We discussed an eclectic selection of philosophically interesting texts from outside the analytic philosophy canon: from postcolonial theory, sociology, musicology, film theory, cultural criticism, psychoanalysis, and Continental philosophy. Open to open-minded philosophers. For information, including a syllabus, click here.

FEMINISM IN ANALYTIC PHILOSOPHY (Philosophy Faculty, Oxford, Michaelmas 2012). I co-convened (with Paul Lodge) a seminar on feminist analytic philosophy, focussing on the question of what a feminist perspective can contribute to first-order issues in philosophy. For more information click here.

READING RORTY (All Souls, Oxford, Trinity 2012). I ran a seminar on the metaphilosophy of Richard Rorty at Oxford in Trinity 2012. For more information, including a syllabus, please click here.

THE GENEALOGY SEMINAR (All Souls, Oxford, Trinity 2011). I co-convened (with Josh Billings) a multidisciplinary seminar on the theme of Genealogy. For more information please click here.