Fall 2021

Section 0327 of PHIL6
Introduction to Philosophy -- : Aug 16 - Dec 10 2021

Section 0963 of PHIL3
Critical Thinking -- : Aug 16 - Dec 10 2021

Section 1484 of PHIL3
Critical Thinking -- : Aug 17 - Dec 10 2021
This course will meet in person once a week, at the time and campus location listed. There will be an additional hour of course content delivered asynchronously online.

Section 2225 of PHIL3
Critical Thinking -- : Aug 16 - Dec 10 2021

Section 3023 of PHIL3
Critical Thinking -- : Aug 16 - Dec 10 2021
This course will meet in person once a week, at the time and campus location listed. There will be an additional hour of course content delivered asynchronously online.

Section 3844 of PHIL20
History of Western Philosophy: Ancient and Medieval -- : Aug 16 - Dec 10 2021
This course will meet in person once a week, at the time and campus location listed. There will be an additional hour of course content delivered asynchronously online.

Spring 2021

Section 4739 of PHIL3
Critical Thinking -- : Jan 20 - May 21 2021
The above section has no regularly scheduled Zoom meetings.

Section 4756 of PHIL3
Critical Thinking -- : Jan 20 - May 21 2021
The above section has no regularly scheduled Zoom meetings.

Section 5245 of PHIL6
Introduction to Philosophy -- : Jan 20 - May 21 2021
The above section has no regularly scheduled Zoom meetings.

Section 5495 of PHIL3
Critical Thinking -- : Jan 20 - May 21 2021
The above section has no regularly scheduled Zoom meetings.

Section 5513 of PHIL6
Introduction to Philosophy -- : Jan 20 - May 21 2021
The above section has no regularly scheduled Zoom meetings.

Section 5514 of PHIL21
History of Western Philosophy: Modern -- : Jan 20 - May 21 2021
The above section has no regularly scheduled Zoom meetings.

No office hours

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."

Spring Hours 
Monday: 
8:30am-9am: Office Hour 
9am-10:30am: Phil 6 
10:30am-12noon: Phil 21
12noon-1pm: Office Hour

Tuesday: 
9:30am-10:30am: Office Hour 
10;30am-12noon: Phil 6 
12noon-1:30pm: Phil 3 
5:30pm-6pm: Office Hour 
6pm-8pm: Phil 3 
8pm-8:30pm: Office Hour

Wednesday: 
8:30am-9am: Office Hour 
9am-10:30am: Phil 6 
10:30am-12noon: Phil 21
12noon-1pm: Office Hour

Thursday: 
9:30am-10:30am: Office Hour 
10;30am-12noon: Phil 6 
12noon-1:30pm: Phil 3 

Friday: 
9:30am-10am: Office Hour 
10am-12noon: Phil 3 
12noon-12:30pm: Office Hour

Presentations and Publications