"Ordinary people seem not to realize that those who really apply themselves in the right way to philosophy are directly and of their own accord preparing themselves for dying and death." ~Socrates
I have been teaching Philosophy at UW Green Bay for almost 6 years now. I teach a wide range of classes, but particularly enjoy teaching metaphysics (the study of Being) and Early Modern Philosophy (the major philosophical disputes defining the years between 1650-1770 or so). I am currently working on a paper on the origin of consciousness. In addition to my work here at the university I maintain a deep appreciation and concern for the environment. I speak to these issues in my first-year seminar, Introduction to Philosophy, and Environmental Ethics courses. When I am not hard at work on philosophy I enjoy traveling and the outdoors, and love to combine the two. I especially enjoy kayaking.
Philosophers’ Cafés are public forums held at local coffee shops and pubs in which community members engage in open, friendly, and respectful dialogue in a relaxed and informal setting. We will discuss topics ranging from traditional philosophical problems to pressing contemporary issues. Topics will be introduced and discussions moderated by faculty from UW-Green Bay.Learn more »