Next time you complain about grading…

The politics of marking essays It’s essay season. And you know it because students are suddenly very focused, and everywhere academics are tweeting and groaning about marking papers. I get it. I will have a hundred or so first year papers to grade in a little over a week, so I’m right there with you.… Continue reading Next time you complain about grading…

Why you should attend lectures

For my students. A lot of philosophy is about arguments. Not in the antagonistic and angry way, but in reasoned debate. Philosophy is more than opinions, for it is about persuading others¬†that a particular view is the¬†right or most reasonable view. That can be hard for young adults, trying to carve out a space for… Continue reading Why you should attend lectures

Semester 1 Teaching: Freedom and Domination (PHL254)

Here is the blurb on my teaching for Semester 1 at Macquarie (Unit Guide). I’m teaching 19th C. German philosophy: The term ‘freedom’ is frequently used today, but what does the concept of freedom really mean? Is there more freedom in modern liberal societies than in other forms of society? If so, does this make… Continue reading Semester 1 Teaching: Freedom and Domination (PHL254)