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Philosophy Professor (PhD) Gives Private or Group Lessons in Los Angeles and Surrounding Areas

Methodology

I teach all levels and styles. I tailor my teaching to the individual needs of each person. Sometimes formal lecture works best. Other times a casual discussion of a philosophical issue is what's most effective. The goal of my teaching in this format (outside of the classroom) is to simply do some philosophy and have fun with it. Maybe you want to talk philosophy while walking in the park. Maybe you want me to give a talk at your club or party. I'm up for it.

Background

I am a philosophy professor at California Lutheran University. I received my PhD from the University of Kansas in 2016. I have experience teaching at all levels and styles; formal, informal, lecture, question and answer, dialectic, explorative, you name it.

Rates

Rate for online lessons : $50/h
Rate for 5 hours of lessons : $200
Rate for 10 hours of lessons : $300
Lessons offered by Nicholas
Individual
In group
The lessons will be held
at his home
at your home
webcam
Taught subjects
  • Philosophy
Levels
  • All Levels

Nicholas 's resume

Academic Appointments

Adjunct Instructor, California Lutheran University, January 2017–Present.

Tobis Fellow, Center for Ethics and Morality, University of California-Irvine, July 2016–July 2017.

Education

Ph.D., Philosophy, University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS, December 2016.
Dissertation: The Harmony Thesis and the Problem of Continence in Contemporary Virtue Ethics
Committee: Erin Frykholm (chair), Ben Eggleston, Dale Dorsey, Thomas Tuozzo

M.A., Philosophy, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA, May 2011.
Thesis: "Moral Dilemmas in Contemporary Virtue Ethics"
Readers: Husain Sarkar (advisor), James Rocha, Edward Song

B.A., Philosophy, University of New Orleans, New Orleans, LA, August 2008.

Areas of Specialization: Ethics, Metaphysics

Areas of Competence: Ancient Philosophy, Moral Psychology, Metaphilosophy

Research Foci: virtue ethics, virtue theory, emergentism, dualism, Plato-Aristotle, sentiment, philosophy’s demarcation

Publications

1. "The Problem of Continence in Contemporary Virtue Ethics," Journal of Ethics 19 (2015): 85-
104.

2. "A Physicalistic Account of Emergentism," Axiomathes 25 (2015): 479-494.

Other Publications

1. Aggressive Philosophy: A Metaphilosophical System. Charleston: CreateSpace, 2017.

In Progress

“Volatile Virtues”
“A Dualistic Account of Emergentism”
“Rationalism, Dualism, and Idealism in Plato”
“The Weirdest Theory of Free Will You’ll Ever Hear”

Presentations

1. "The Relation of Virtue and Character in Hume," presented at the Gateway Conference: Virtue
Ethics Through the Ages, University of Missouri-St. Louis, March 2015.

2. "Randian Rationality and Aristotelian Phronesis," presented at the Foundations of Morality
Seminar, Catholic University of America, July 2012.

Awards

Genova Scholarship, University of Kansas, 2016
Robinson Essay Prize, University of Kansas, 2015
Templin Fellowship, University of Kansas, 2015
Robinson Essay Prize, University of Kansas, 2014

Teaching Experience

As Adjunct Instructor (California Lutheran University):

Problems in Philosophy, Spring 2017, Fall 2017, Spring 2018.

As Independent Instructor (University of Kansas):

Introduction to Ethics, Summer 2015.
Reason and Argument, Fall 2012, Spring 2013, Fall 2013, Spring 2014.

As Graduate Teaching Assistant (University of Kansas):

Introduction to Philosophy, Erin Frykholm, Fall 2015, Spring 2016.
Introduction to Ethics, Dale Dorsey, Fall 2014, Spring 2015.
Reason and Argument, Jennifer Kittlaus, Fall 2011, Spring 2012.

As Teaching Assistant (Louisiana State University):

Logic, Science, and Society, Husain Sarkar, Fall 2010.
Philosophy and Film, Chris Blakley, Spring 2010.

Affiliations

American Philosophical Association

Languages

Ancient Greek (basic reading competence)
Latin (basic reading competence)

References

Erin Frykholm
Department of Philosophy, University of Kansas
3077 Wescoe Hall, 1445 Jayhawk Blvd., Lawrence, KS 66045
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John Symons
Department of Philosophy, University of Kansas
3081 Wescoe Hall, 1445 Jayhawk Blvd., Lawrence, KS 66045
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Thomas Tuozzo
Department of Philosophy, University of Kansas
3080 Wescoe Hall, 1445 Jayhawk Blvd., Lawrence, KS 66045
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