Teaching

A well-designed course can make all the difference to students. Here you can find some of the syllabi, handouts and slides I’ve used in my teaching; maybe you find them useful. If you look for student feedback on my teaching, please look here.

If you have suggestions for my reading lists, feel free to contact me. In particular, I’m always looking to make my reading lists less dominated by white men, something I’ve not always been successful in doing.

General

I usually provide students with a short guide on how to write philosophy. I’ve also written down my thoughts on good academic layouting. Both documents you can find here.

Introductory Courses

Advanced Introduction to Philosophy
This is a one-week introduction into ethics, political philosophy, philosophy of science, and philosophy of economics. It is designed for new Master's students at the University of Bayreuth with little to no knowledge in philosophy.
Slides for Session 1 (analytic philosophy; arguments in philosophy)
Slides for Session 2 (applied ethics; Trolley cases)
Moral and Political Philosophy
This is a six-session course I taught at the Faculty of Law.
Mill/Moral Philosophy (for prelims)
This is a four-session course designed for Oxford first-years.

Mid-Level Courses (General)

Political Theory
This is an eight-session course designed for Oxford undergraduates in their second or third year.
Syllabus (updated version: December 2015)
Ethics
This is an eight-session course designed for Oxford undergraduates in their second or third year.
Syllabus (version: September 2015)

Mid-Level Courses (Specific)

Democracy
This is a course on the philosophy of democracy I am teaching at the University of Virginia in Fall 2017.
20th Century Libertarianism
This is a weekend seminar on the history and philosophy of modern libertarianism, given at the University of Bayreuth.
Syllabus (version: December 2016)
Moral Contractualism
This is a weekend seminar with 12 units on moral contractualism which I designed together with Annette Zimmermann for the University of Bayreuth.
Syllabus (version: December 2015)
Introductory Slides (version: December 2015)
Modern Consequentialism
This is a weekend seminar with 16 units on modern consequentialism I gave at the University of Bayreuth.

Lectures

Philosophy of Economics
I gave a four-part lecture series at Oxford on the philosophy of economics.
Slides for session 1 (Introduction, Popper)
Slides for session 2 (Lakatos, Friedman)
Slides for session 3 (Explanation, Models)
Slides for session 4 (Models, Ceteris Paribus Laws)
Rights
I gave a four-part lecture series at Oxford on rights, together with Marinella Capriati. Here are the two lectures I gave.
Slides for session 2 (Justification and Conflicts of Rights)
Slides for session 3 (Group Rights)