Teaching

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Complete Teaching Dossier

My teaching statement, evidence of teaching excellence, and sample syllabi are compiled into one file here

Evidence of Teaching Excellence

“Andrew Moon is very engaged and involved in his classes, creating lots of debates and constantly involving the class in discussions. He has every class very organized and I feel like I really do learn very well and a lot in his class. Eager to help out and it is clear he cares about his students ability to pick up course material. Great professor!” (student from Introduction to Philosophy, Spring 2014)

“This is one of the best courses I have ever taken, and Dr. Moon is one of the best teachers I have ever had. He has a great sense of humor, he explains things clearly, and he facilitates class discussions very effectively. He is very supportive of students, while at the same time continually challenging them to think and write rigorously and to thoroughly consider various views and objections. I wish that I could take more classes with him!” (student from Contemporary Philosophy of Religion, Spring 2016)

See more student comments and a summary of my teaching evaluations here.

Courses Prepared to Teach

Introductory Level: Introduction to Philosophy, Introduction to Ethics, Critical Thinking, Applied Ethics

Advanced Undergraduate: Ethics, Symbolic Logic, Philosophy of Religion, Early Modern/Empiricists, Cognitive Science, Metaphysics

Graduate Level: Epistemology and Philosophy of Mind

Teaching Experience

See CV.

Sample Teaching Video

See this introductory lecture “How to Respond to Religious Disagreement” and the corresponding slides for the Young Philosophers Lecture Series at SUNY Fredonia, April 2012.

Critical Thinking Course (Sp 2021)

You may email me to request access to online lectures. Textbook is here.  If you are interested in learning some introductory critical thinking, study (watch and take notes on) the lectures and follow the below instructions.

After studying 2.17dDefinitions, do Nec.Suff.Practice
Before studying 2.22aRhetoricalPloys1, download Rhetorical Ploys
After studying 2.15dUse-MentionDistinction, do UseMentionExercise
After studying 3.10fDisjunction, do ConditionalsConversions and ConditionalsPractice
After studying 3.22fArgFormsClosing, do DeductiveArgumentFormsPractice1
After studying 3.26bArgFormsDeeper, do DeductiveArgumentFormsPractice2
After studying 3.29eWhyNecSuffDefnMatter, do ConditionalstoNecSuffPractice
After studying 3.31cMTAtheism, do ValidArgumentConstruction
After studying 4.9MoreArgumentForms567, download ArgumentFormsInductiveDeductive.  Then do InductionExercises
After studying 4.12gIndInArgForm4, do InductiveInferencePractice1 and InductiveInferencePractice2
After studying 4.19eExplanatoryVirtuesPt2, do InferencetotheBestExplanationExercises
Before studying 4.21cFallaciesIntro, download Fallacies
After studying 4.30BeggingtheQuestion, do FallaciesPractice