Food Ethics (2024)


Princeton (since 2019)

Phil 516: Knowledge and Belief in Kant, Fichte, Hegel

Rel 518: Religion and Critical Thought

Phil/Rel 502: Kant’s Practical Philosophy (with A. Englert)

Rel/Phil/UCHV 402: Kant, Schopenhauer, Nietzsche: Ethics, Religion, Politics (with J. Yonover)

Rel/Phil/UCHV 402: Kant’s Ethical Religion

Phil 399/UCHV 395:  Food Ethics

Rel/UCHV 255: Religion, Ethics, Animals

Rel/Phil/UCHV 264: Religion and Reason

Phil/Rel/UCHV 211: Philosophy, Religion, and Existential Commitments (with L. Buchak)


Humboldt Universität zu Berlin (2018)

Block seminar (Kant-Kurs): “Knowledge, Belief, Hope, Despair”


University of Pennsylvania (2016-17)

Phil 551: Kant’s Philosophy of Religion

Phil 071: Ethics of Eating

Phil 004: Introduction to Modern Philosophy


University of Pittsburgh (2012-2013)

Phil 0210: Introduction to Modern Philosophy

Phil 2230: Graduate seminar on Kant’s Critique of the Power of Judgment


Bard College Prison Initiative (Elmira Maximum Security Correctional Facility)

Phil 350: Kantian ethics and social hope (Fall 2009)

Phil 1440x: The Ethics of Eating, MOOC version (starting 2015) (with Will Starr)


Cornell (2003-2016)

Phil 6420/GerSt 6421: Kant’s Critique of Pure Reason (Spring 2015)

            (Special guests: Alison Laywine, Tobias Rosefeldt, Stefanie Gruene, Georges Dicker)

Phil 6420/GerSt 6421: Leibniz: God, Substance, Optimism (Spring 2014)

            (Special guests: Marleen Rozemond, Larry Jorgensen)

Phil 6810/4810: Naturalism, Normativity, and Neo-Hegelianism (with Richard Boyd, Spring 2010)

            (Special guests: Robert Brandom, Frederick Beiser, Hilary Putnam, Hilary Kornblith)

Phil 6510: Evil (with Scott MacDonald, Fall 2005)

            (Special guest: Eleonore Stump)

Phil 6420: Kant’s Critique of the Power of Judgment (Spring 2009, Spring 2013)

            (Special guest in 2009: Rudolf Makkreel)

Phil 6090/4090: Translation Seminar: German Philosophical Texts

  • 2005-6:
    • Fall: First four ‘moments’ of Kant’s Kritik der Urteilskraft
    • Spring: Vorrede to Hegel’s Phaenomenologie des Geistes
  • 2007-8:
    • Fall: Introduction to Schelling’s System des transzendentalen Idealismus
    • Spring: Wittgenstein’s Űber Gewissheit
  • 2008-9:
    • Fall: B-Preface to Kant’s Kritik der reinen Vernunft
    • Spring: Selections from Kant’s Kritik der Urteilskraft and Heidegger’s Sein und Zeit
  • 2011-2012:
    • Fall: Kant’s Kritik der Urteilskraft and Adorno’s lectures on it
    • Spring: Kant’s “Was ist Aufklärung” essay, and selections from Fichte’s Wissenschaftslehre.

Phil 416: Topics in German philosophy: Kant’s philosophy of religion (Spring 2004)

Phil 3221: Modern empiricism (Fall 2011)

Phil 3220: Modern rationalism (Fall 2004, Spring 2008, Spring 2010)

Phil 316: Kant’s Critique of Pure Reason (Fall 2003, Fall 2004, Fall 2008, Fall 2012)

Phil 2530/RelSt 2630: Religion and Reason (Spring 2012, Spring 2014)

Phil 212: Modern Philosophy (Spring 2004, Spring 2006, Spring 2008)

Phil 1440: The Ethics of Eating (Spring 2013, Spring 2014, Spring 2015, Fall 2016) (with Will Starr)

Phil 100: Hope and its Opposites (Fall 2011) (with Kimberly Brewer)

Phil 100: The Ethics of Belief (Fall 2007)

Phil 100: The Examined Life (Fall 2003)

Cornell Telluride Winter Program: Kierkegaard’s Either-Or (Intensive course, Jan/Feb 2004)