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Spring 2019

Section 4756 of PHIL3
Critical Thinking -- : Jan 15 - May 16 2019
The above section has a required web component.

Section 5245 of PHIL6
Introduction to Philosophy -- : Jan 15 - May 16 2019
The above section has a required web component.

Section 5495 of PHIL3
Critical Thinking -- : Feb 12 - May 14 2019
The above late start section is a hybrid course with class meetings and online assignments.

Section 5513 of PHIL6
Introduction to Philosophy -- : Jan 14 - May 15 2019
The above section has a required web component.

Section 5514 of PHIL21
History of Western Philosophy: Modern -- : Jan 14 - May 15 2019
The above section has a required web component.

Section 7547 of PHIL3
Critical Thinking -- : Feb 08 - May 17 2019
The above late-start section is a hybrid course with class meetings and online assignments.

Fall 2018

Section 0327 of PHIL6
Introduction to Philosophy -- : Aug 20 - Dec 12 2018
The above section has a required web component.

Section 1478 of PHIL3
Critical Thinking -- : Sep 14 - Dec 14 2018
The above late-start section is a hybrid course with class meetings and online assignments.

Section 1495 of PHIL6
Introduction to Philosophy -- : Aug 20 - Dec 12 2018
The above section has a required web component.

Section 2225 of PHIL3
Critical Thinking -- : Sep 18 - Dec 11 2018
The above late-start section is a hybrid course with class meetings and online assignments.

Section 3844 of PHIL20
History of Western Philosophy: Ancient and Medieval -- : Aug 20 - Dec 12 2018
The above section has a required web component.

Summer 2018

Section 9530 of PHIL3
Critical Thinking -- : Jun 18 - Jul 25 2018
The above section is a hybrid course with class meetings and online assignments.

I've been teaching at Santa Rosa Junior College since 1994. Over the years I have taught Critical Thinking, Critical Thinking for Reading and Writing, Introduction to Philosophy, Contemporary Moral Issues, Political Philosophy, and the History of Western Philosophy; and I am now creating an Existentialism course.

As a teacher I'm committed to demonstrating the everyday significance of deliberating over philosophical issues; and I try to do this in a way that emphasizes the importance of thinking critically about these issues.

As a student, I learned that office visits and Independent Studies can be important parts of learning. As a teacher, I encourage students to take advantage of these opportunities.

When I'm not reading, thinking about, or teaching Philosophy, I'm likely hiking, backpacking, or at least preparing for an outdoor adventure. In many ways, I consider Philosophy an intellectual wilderness adventure, and wilderness walks a philosophical endeavor. The photo above is from a recent journey, a section hike of the P.C.T. to and up Mt. Whitney. The photo was taken by a SRJC student who happened to summit the same morning.

Whether you take a course with me, come across my web site, or see me walking around campus, always feel free to ask questions, share your thoughts, or just say "Hi."

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SPRING 2018 SCHEDULE: 
M-W 9:30-10:30am: Office Hour
M-W 10:30-12noon: Phil 21
M-W 12:30-1:30pm: Office Hour
M-W 1:30-3pm: Phil 6
 
T-Th 8:30-9am: Office Hour
T-Th 9-10:30am: Phil 3
T-Th 10:30am-12noon: Phil 6
T-Th 12-1:30pm: Phil 3
T 1:30-2:30pm: Office Hour
 
Friday 9:30-10am: Office Hour
Friday 10-12pm: Phil 3
Friday 12noon-12:30pm: Office Hour