Atlanta, GA, 30307
Joined on July, 2014
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EducationPh.D., Continental Philosophy, Loyola University Chicago.
M.A., Mathematical Logic & Analytic Philosophy of Language.
B.A., Georgia State University, Psychology.
ExperienceI am primarily a college philosophy and logic teacher, having done that for several decades, and still doing it, having taught at many colleges and universities, large and small.
My main formal education in mathematics was through graduate work in the application of axiomatic set-theory to various logistic systems, fundamentally a form of advanced algebra. It is what one primarily uses to do advanced work in analytic philosophy, which I got pretty good at, earned an M.A. at UGA. In studying math, it made me way more attentive and sensitive to mathematical proofs, which made math books suddenly far more readable to me, having a clear angle from which to study mathematical systems of every sort. It's all about the WHY? and the SO WHAT? I find mathematics not just "useful" in the usual ways people expect it be, but enlightening; it utterly raises you general understanding on a constant basis, shows you when and where things add up, or don't, and it often does that at a glance, one that is mathematically informed. It is fun, as well as something beyond fun.
I've been teaching philosophy and logic for several decades at numerous colleges and universities as an adjunct. In Atlanta, I've taught at GSU, Clayton State, Brenau and Georgia Perimeter College. But I also taught for a couple of years as a teaching assistant at the University of Georgia, and then as an adjunct (Lecturer in Philosophy) for six years at Loyola University Chicago, where I also earned my Ph.D. in 20th Century Continental Philosophy.
As a graduate student for the M.A. at Georgia, I took a lot of advanced graduate courses in logistic systems, which is where I acquired most of my formal instruction in things mathematical, logistic and algebraic systems. However, my personal tutoring experience has been in high school algebra and geometry, which is what I most enjoy teaching.
HobbiesMost of my "hobbies" involve some form or element of study. I'm a polymath, as well as a philosopher; and I take perpetual delight in acquiring new angles, perspectives, intellectual skills and content of the sorts that put transparency where things were previously opaque, adding and polishing windows on the world, on reality. I like to share this, and that's primarily why I teach and why I like to teach.
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