I graduated with a B.A. in Philosophy and Religion and an M.A. in Philosophy from San Francisco State University. I have been teaching philosophy for SF State and Cal State Northridge since 2014 and 2016 respectively. My interests include virtue ethics, virtue epistemology, Indian philosophy and Ancient Hellenistic philosophy. I try to bring the 'philosophy as a way of life' approach into my courses by provoking inquiry into the good life, engaging in a diversity of perspectives, encouraging students to lead discussions, and having them test the practical dimensions of the theories they study.
- “A Replicant's Guide to Becoming Human” in Blade Runner 2049 and Philosophy, edited by Trip McCrossin and Robin Bunce, Open Court Publishing, 2019.
“The Ethics of Survivor: It’s just a game.” at The Blackwell Philosophy and Pop Culture Series (May, 2020).
“When the Golden Rule Fails: Larry David’s ethics in Curb Your Enthusiasm.” at The Blackwell Philosophy and Pop Culture Series (Jan, 2020).
Monthly Study Group
"Los Angeles Stoics." Director. A monthly study group that centers around ancient and modern Stoic philosophy. Meetings and events are held in-person and online. Everyone regardless of level of experience or place of residence are welcome (including SFSU faculty/students). Please email Justin Kitchen for details.