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Maja Sidzińska

Pedagogy

My approach to teaching is student-centered, dialectical, and focused on the value of good questions. Whenever possible, I ask for student input on course content as well as structure, and I aim to create situations in which students drive philosophical discussion. My reading lists usually present arguments that address earlier, opposing arguments, to model the iterative way philosophical inquiry proceeds. I focus on modeling the skills that can be used to decide philosophical questions, rather than on providing answers. I often ask students to themselves construct interesting and relevant questions about philosophical texts and positions, and ask them to justify their choices. 

University of Pennsylvania

Lecturer: 

           Philosophy of Science (Fall 2023)

           Bioethics (Summer 2023)

Teaching Associate: 

           Philosophy of Science (Fall 2024)  

           Social Contract (Fall 2020; Spring 2022) 

           History of Modern Philosophy (Spring 2021) 

           Bioethics (Fall 2021)

Mills College

Assistant Adjunct Professor: 

           Ethics (Spring 2019)

San Francisco State University

Lecturer: 

            Feminist Moral Issues (Spring 2019)

            Ethics (Fall 2018)

Graduate Instructor: 

            Introduction to Critical Thinking (Fall 2015; Summer 2017) 

Teaching Assistant:

            Metaphysics (Fall 2017) 

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