Teaching

IMG_0569

Complete Teaching Dossier

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

Teaching Statement

“My primary goal for myself is that I continually develop into a better teacher. My primary goals for my students are that they learn to value philosophy and that they can apply philosophy to daily life. I will elaborate on these goals.

I have independently taught thirty philosophy classes and eleven preps at four universities (U. of Missouri, Kansas State U., Dalhousie U., and Rutgers U.). When I began teaching philosophy in Fall of 2005…”

See my full teaching statement 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.

Sample Syllabi

See here.

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.

Courses Prepared to Teach

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

Rutgers University (2014-present)

Phil. 370: Contemporary Philosophy of Religion (Spring 2016)

Phil. 205: Introduction to Modern Philosophy (Fall 2014)

Dalhousie University (2013-2014)

Advanced

Phil. 3530/5530: Freedom, Action, Responsibility (Spring 2014)

Phil. 2620: Empiricists: Locke, Berkeley, Hume (Fall 2013)

Phil. 2560: Introduction to Cognitive Science (Fall 2013)

Phil. 2090: How to Win an Argument (Fall 2013)

Introductory

Phil. 1010: Introduction to Philosophy (Spring 2014)

Kansas State University (2012-2013)

Advanced

Phil. 590: Independent Study – Epistemology (Spring 2013)

Introductory

Phil. 100: Introduction to Philosophy (Spring 2013, 3x; Fall 2012, 3x)

Heritage Academy (2011-2012)

Introduction to Philosophy (Spring 2012) (Dual Credit: Moberly Area Community College)

Introduction to Ethics (Spring 2012) (Dual Credit: Moberly Area Community College)

Introduction to Logic (Fall 2011)

University of Missouri (2007-2012)

Advanced

Phil. 4005: Philosophy and Memory (Spring 2011, cross-listed with Psychology)

Phil. 4005: Theories of Rational Belief (Fall 2010, cross-listed with Psychology)

Phil. 2700: Symbolic Logic (Fall 2010, cross-listed with Linguistics)

Phil. 2430: Contemporary Issues in Ethics (Spring 2009, 2x)

Introductory

Phil. 1100H: Honors Introduction to Ethics (Spring 2012, Spring 2011)

Phil. 1100: Introduction to Ethics (Spring 2012; Fall 2011, 2x; Summer 2008; Spring 2008, 2x)

Phil. 1200: Introduction to Logic (Fall 2008, 2x)

Phil. 1000: Introduction to Philosophy (Fall 2007, 2x)

University of Missouri (Teaching Assistant) (2005-2007)

Phil. 1100: Introduction to Ethics (Dr. Peter Markie; Winter 2007)

Phil. 1500: Introduction to Bioethics (Dr. Brian Kierland; Fall 2006)

Phil. 1100: Introduction to Ethics (Dr. Liam Monahan; Winter 2006)

Phil. 1000: Introduction to Philosophy (Dr. Joseph Bien; Fall 2005)