Summer/Fall 2022 Courses

Summer 2022: “Ethics in Science,” University of North Texas
Fall 2022: “World Religions,” University of North Texas
Fall 2022: “Introduction to Philosophy,” University of the Incarnate Word

Statement of Teaching Philosophy

A contemporary problem with education is the diminishment of classical, traditional forms of learning. Seyyed Nasr, who advocates for “rediscovery of the lost spiritual dimension of both man and Nature,” suggests that such a problem must be dealt with by “returning to the full message, and not only the moral and social aspects, of traditional religions and the wisdom embedded in them.” [1] My teaching philosophy thus aims to counteract issues with modern educational models through the assumption that students learn best when the instructor exemplifies notions of charity, wisdom, knowledge, and truth. In my teaching philosophy, these four notions comprise the very substratum of learning; and it is more learning, not so much “education,” that I hope to convey to my students.

[1] Nasr, Seyyed Hossein (2017). “God is Absolute Reality and All Creation His Tajallī (Theophany)” in The Wiley Blackwell Companion to Religion and Ecology. John Hart (ed.). Oxford: Wiley. Pg. 3.

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