New Classes Starting!
Mondays 9am-11am ET: History of Philosophy, starting Monday February 23, 2015
Sundays 8pm-10pm ET: Topical Introduction to Philosophy, starting March 1, 2015
Wednesdays 8:30pm-10:30pm ET: Philosophy for Atheists, starting March 4, 2015
Brand new students attend their first session FREE as a no-commitment trial!
I earned my PhD in Philosophy from Fordham University. I wrote my dissertation on ethics and the philosophy of Friedrich Nietzsche. Over 11 years I taught 2,500 university students spread across 93 classes from 7 universities.
Now I offer self-motivated independent learners around the world the chance to take small group or 1-on-1 classes. My small group online classes involve live, interactive class discussions with me and your fellow students held over videoconference (using Google Hangout, which downloads in just seconds). All my classes involve personalized attention to your own ideas and questions. Course content winds up tailored to your interests as lively and rigorous class discussions determine where exactly we go. Classes are flexible enough to meet the needs of both beginners and students with existing philosophical background. At student request, special "close reading" versions of classes are becoming available for students who want to go deeper into philosophical texts in a particular topic. Unless specifically designated as a "close reading" class, the average class features general overviews of the course topics with self contained lectures each week so novices can join us at any time.
If none of my classes' existing times suit you, just let me know. I regularly build my new classes' times around prospective student's schedules. Just e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org letting me know what class you want to take and when you would be able to attend and I will schedule a new class section around you and publicize it.
My classes require no outside reading or homework or grades--only a once weekly 2 hour commitment that fits the schedules of busy people. There are no penalties for absences. Even if you can only attend a couple times a month, you're always welcome. Students attending one of my class sessions for the first time can do so for FREE. Periodically there are now special example sessions of my classes on pre-announced topics in philosophy. Anyone can attend their first of these sessions for free. Subscribe in the left hand column of this page to be apprised of these example sessions as they're announced.
Classes are paid for by a weekly subscription. Once you subscribe, you're self-enrolled in the class and automatically billed by PayPal for $39.99 weekly until whenever you want to cancel. Any time I cancel class or you are absent (for whatever reason) you are refunded your weekly payment. Unlike with your gym membership, you will never get stuck paying for time you don't use. And when you're ready to cancel your subscription you can self-cancel with PayPal directly or ask me to unsubscribe you myself. When you're satisfied with a particular class, you can either switch to another class or cancel your subscription at that time.
People who live together are permitted to take a class together for no extra cost, if they share the same camera. Scholarships are also available for students who cannot afford the classes. Please write me at email@example.com to be put on the list of potential scholarship recipients.
My classes are university quality but I offer no university credit whatsoever. New classes start up all the time and you can join existing groups of students if you want and stay long enough to get a full and thorough complement of classes on your topic. 1-on-1 classes can be arranged by appointment if you write me at firstname.lastname@example.org. For more on how my classes work in general, read the FAQ or contact me at email@example.com.
Use the menu below to see the times of the current and newly starting classes you can visit or self-enroll in:
Below find listed all the banners for my various class offerings. Click on the banners for full class descriptions. To request a new class time for any of the courses, please write me at firstname.lastname@example.org.