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2010 Dean's Commendation of Excellence in Teaching
2008 Dean's Commendation of Excellence in Teaching.
For outstanding teaching in Introduction to Philosophy. Monash University.

University Subjects:

  • Introduction to Philosophy
  • Life, Death and Morality
  • God, Freedom and Evil
  • Reason and Argument
  • Introduction to the foundations of moral thought and elementary logic
  • Values and the Meaning of Life
  • Media Ethics
  • Thought, Action, Society
  • Introduction to Bioethics
  • Time, Self and Freedom (Metaphysics and Formal Logic)
  • Philosophy of Human Psychology
  • Certainty and subjectivity
  • Psychoanalysis, Self and World
  • Freud
  • Ethics
  • Critical Thinking
  • Knowledge, Existence and Truth
  • Philosophy and the Meaning of Life
  • Philosophical Problems
  • The Individual, Society and Theory
Taught at Latrobe, Monash and Deakin Universities. Includes all major areas of philosophy: ethics, meta-ethics, epistemology, metaphysics, political philosophy and logic. In addition there are subjects in applied ethics and in Continental philosophy.

Adult short-courses, designed and taught for the Council of Adult Education, Melbourne.
  • Introduction to Philosophy
  • Seven weeks x 1.5 hours. Issues included; The Nature of Knowledge, The Problem of Personal Identity, Freewill and Determinism, Ethical Theories, Justice. Set text: Thomas Nagel What Does it All Mean?
  • Issues in Moral Philosophy.
  • Six weeks x 2 hours. Issues included; Ethical Theories, The Nature of Value, Good and Evil, Private and Public Morality. Selected readings.
  • Medical Ethics.
  • One day x 5 hours. Issues included; Basic introduction to Ethical Theories, the Value of Life, Health Care Rationing, Patient Consent, Medical Futility, Euthanasia.
  • Arguments and Evidence.
  • Eight weeks x 2 hours. Issues included; Introduction to Logic, Critical Thinking, Evaluating Everyday Arguments. Handout Readings and Class booklet provided.
  • Metaphysics and Epistemology.
  • Seven week x 1.5 hours. An introduction to the work of David Hume. Set text. Selected works by David Hume.

Private short courses for adults.
  • Consciousness and Identity.
  • Five weeks x 2 hours. An introduction to problems in consciousness and identity. Readings include, Ryle, Chalmers and Parfit.
  • The Ethics of John Rawls.
  • Four weeks x 2 hours. An in-depth examination of the moral philosophy of John Rawls. Set text. Rawls' Theory of Justice.
  • The Aesthetics of Schopenhauer.
  • Four weeks x 2 hours. An introduction to the philosophy and aesthetics of Schopenhauer. Set text. Extracts from The World as Will and Idea.
  • Kant's Moral Philosophy.
  • Five weeks x 2 hours. An introduction to the moral philosophy of Immanuel Kant. Set text. Extracts for The Metaphysics of Morals.
  • Sidgwick and Utilitarianism.
  • Five weeks x 2 hours. An introduction to the moral theory of Henry Sidgwick. Set text. Extracts from The Methods of Ethics.
  • The Epistemology of Kant.
  • Seven weeks x 2 hours. An introduction to the work of Immanuel Kant. Set text. Extracts from the Critique of Pure Reason.

Recent Consultancies:

Lecture The Philosophy of Simone Weil. La Trobe University VCE Philosophy Support Program
VCE Philosophy Text Selection Panel, Victorian Curriculum And Assessment Authority (VCAA).

Examinations:

Examiner (philosophy) International Baccalaureate Organisation. Higher Level and Standard Level, Year 12. Specialist Exam Marker. (religion) Pearson Assessment and Testing. On-line marking of British General Certificate of Secondary Education (GCSE) papers.

Other
Victorian Working with Children Certificate.