My brother's farm kitchen. All these eggs are not in the same basket
Welcome to the class. According to Aristotle, philosophy begins with wonder. I hope that this course serves to deepen your sense of wonder in the world. More importantly, I hope that you learn to love wisdom--which is the essence of philosophy--and that our discussions stay with you long after the class ends. As Plato says, the end of an education is a whole, complete, person. I'm glad you decided to take this class.
In L.A. the other day; noticed that the National Center for the Preservation of Democracy was CLOSED. I'm not sure how I feel about that.
It has been a privilege for me to teach courses at UCI, Cal State Fullerton, and Azusa Pacific University. Every class is a fresh experience, and I am reminded why philosophy is important, and its value in the human experience. (If you are interested, here is a short teaching statement)
I have taught a number of courses (some sample syllabi are included):
I am also ready to teach courses in existentialism, Kierkegaard, 19th & 20th Century Continental & Philosophy of Religion.