Primary Instructor

Directed Studies: Philosophy (Yale University; Spring 2018)

This is the second course in an accelerated two-semester sequence on the history of Western philosophy as a part of Yale University's Directed Studies program for first year students. (A full description of the program can be found here.) This course begins with Descartes and ends with Murdoch.

The syllabus we used is here; it is designed by the Yale Philosophy department in consultation with the Directed Studies program.

Directed Studies: Philosophy (Yale University; Fall 2017)

This is the first course in an accelerated two-semester sequence on the history of Western philosophy as a part of Yale University's Directed Studies program for first year students. (A full description of the program can be found here.) This course begins with Plato and ends with Anselm.

The syllabus we used is here; it is designed by the Yale Philosophy department in consultation with the Directed Studies program.

20th Century French Philosophy: On Time (Yale University; Fall 2017)

This course is designed as an introduction to and survey of some of the most important philosophies of twentieth century French philosophy. The course is thematically organized around the topic of temporality, and in particular questions about our finitude: Is it essential to us that we can (or will) die? What does it mean for understanding our nature that our past is in some sense behind us and that our future is in some sense up to us? What effects if any does the fact that we exist in time have on our knowledge of the world?

A revised syllabus can be found here.

Introduction to Ethics (School of the Art Institute of Chicago; Fall 2016)

This course is designed as an introduction to philosophy organized around readings in the history of ethics. This course had a significant writing component, and we conducted many writing exercises throughout the semester - I would be happy to share these exercises on request.

A revised syllabus can be found here.

Gilles Deleuze's Difference and Repetition (The University of Chicago; Spring 2015)

This course is an advanced undergraduate seminar in which we slowly read through Deleuze's masterpiece Difference and Repetition

The syllabus can be found here.


Teaching Assistant

Marx's Capital (for Anton Ford, University of Chicago; Fall 2016)

In this course, we read nearly all of Capital, Vol. 1.

Wittgenstein's Philosophical Investigations (for Jason Bridges, University of Chicago; Winter 2014)

In this course, we read through most of the first part of the Investigations and Saul Kripke's Wittgenstein on Rules and Private Language.

History of Philosophy 1: Ancient Philosophy (for Gabriel Lear; Fall 2013)

In this course, we read Plato's Euthyphro, Laches, Meno and Symposium, selections from Aristotle's Physics, Metaphysics, de Anima, and Nichomachean Ethics, and selections from Cicero and Epictetus.

History of Philosophy 3: Kant and 19th Century Philosophy (for Anselm Mueller; Spring 2013)

In this course, we read most of Kant's Critique of Pure Reason and selections from Hegel's Phenomenology.

 

For student evaluations from any of these courses, please email me at andrewtimothywerner[at]gmail[dot]com.