“It is not enough that my devotion to you has not helped me at all, but you are now made the victim of the hatred,’’ complains Boethius to Philosophy personalized, with the barbarians standing at the gates of Rome and himself sentenced to death. The question seems perennial: why should anyone waste their time studying philosophy, with no jobs around, the economy in crisis, amidst wars and pandemics?
Despite all this, I teach philosophy. There is an old teaching statement where I discussed this more lengthily.
Current Courses (Spring 2024)
Some General Resources for Students
- Philpapers: an excellent catalog of reliable philosophy papers and books, with great searching abilities.
- The Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy: please use this instead of wikipedia.
- History of Philosophy without Any Gaps: precisely as the name indicates. A podcast series by Peter Adamson and guests.