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Introduction to Philosophy: Ideas in the History of Western Thought

I specialize in helping students understand basic philosophical concepts in the areas of metaphysics, epistemology, ethics, and aesthetics. It's possible to grasp, for instance, what Plato said about the truth or what Kant said about ethical behavior without resorting either to over-simplification or jargon. I assign readings and ask the student to write short papers on various subjects.

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At student's location: Around Scottsdale, AZ, United States

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60 minutes

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English

About Me

I have authored three books, including the soon-to-be-published SOUND OF ONTOLOGY, and given seminars in aesthetics at the University of Arizona and Arizona State University. Prior to getting my PhD in philosophy, I spent years in newspaper journalism, where I polished the skill of relating complex truths with clarity. I also have a background in music, and have composed works for the Phoenix Symphony and other groups.

Education

PhD in Philosophy, Art, and Critical Thought, conferred by European Graduate School; Master of Music in Composition and Bachelor of Music in Music Theory from University of Arizona.

Experience / Qualifications

I have years of teaching experience in high and middle school, plus years as a private piano teacher. I know how to relate one-on-one to students and deal with individual needs.

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