Teaching

2011, Northwestern University, School of Continuing Studies

“History of Environmental Thought,” graduate seminar. (The Bible, natural theology, American transcendentalism, Rachel Carson, Aldo Leopold, James Lovelock, and others).

2009, Northwestern University, School of Continuing Studies

“Galileo in Science, History, and Culture,” graduate seminar. (Maurice Finnochairo, James Reston, Arthur Koestler, Mario Biagioli, Dava Sobel, Hayden White, Copernicus, Ptolemy, Feyerabend, Kuhn, Redondi and not the Indigo Girls).

2008, Northwestern University, School of Continuing Studies

“Darwinism and Intelligent Design,” graduate seminar.  (Hofstadter, Darwin, Kuhn, P. Johnson, M. Behe, and assorted readings in philosophy of science and American intellectual history)

2005, Northwestern University, School of Continuing Studies

“Philosophy and Politics in the 20th Century,” graduate seminar.  (Marx, Dewey, Arendt, Strauss, Foucault and historical readings)

2004, Northwestern University, School of Continuing Studies

“Darwinism in Philosophy and Culture,” graduate seminar. (Darwin, Spencer, James, Lewontin, and historical readings).

“Science and Modern Society II,” (Hume, Darwin, Einstein, Freud, Foucault).

1996-1997, Illinois Institute of Technology, Visiting Assistant Professor of Philosophy and History.

“The Age of Darwin” (Mary Shelley, Hume, Darwin, Zola, Nietzsche)

“Philosophy of Mind” (Descartes, Churchlands, Haugeland, Sterelny)

“Origins of Modern Science” (Lindberg, Westfall, Merchant; original sources include Plato, Hippocrates, Copernicus, Galileo, Newton)

1995-1996, Northwestern University, Post-Doctoral Fellow. Department of Philosophy.

“Three episodes in Science, Philosophy, and Religion” (Galileo; Leibniz-Clarke debate; natural theology and David Hume) (Spring, 1996)

1992-1994, Illinois Institute of Technology, Pre-Doctoral Teaching Fellow. Department of Humanities.

“The Age of Darwin” (Mary Shelley, Hume, Darwin, Zola, Wm. James)

“Space and Time” (Aristotle, Ptolemy, Copernicus, Descartes, Newton, relativity theory)

“20th-Century Philosophy” (Wittgenstein, Vienna Circle, Sartre, Camus, Kuhn, Foucault)

1991, 1989, University of Chicago

1991, “Free-fall and Projectiles from Aristotle to Newton” (Aristotle, Philoponus, Aquinas, Buridan, Galileo, Descartes, Huygens, Newton)

1989, “20th-century Philosophy of Science in France” (Duhem, Poincaré‚ Bachelard, Koyré‚ Foucault)

1984–85, MMI Preparatory School, Freeland, PA.

High School physics and math