Avery Archer
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"A teacher is one who makes himself progressively unnecessary." - Thomas Carruthers 

TEACHING

During the Fall 2017 semester, I will be teaching PHIL 4192: Analytic Philosophy and PHIL 2045: Formal Logic. Below you can find a brief description of my formal teacher training, taught courses, and teaching assistantships. For more detailed information about my teaching experience, please see my Teaching Portfolio. For a video clip of my teaching, please see my Teaching Video


Teacher Training

New Faculty Teaching Institute, Tennessee Teaching and Learning Center, University of Tennessee, Fall 2013.

New Faculty Winter Workshop, Perlman Center for Teaching and Learning, Carleton College, Winter 2012.

The Fundamentals of College and University Teaching, GSAS Teaching Centre, Columbia University, Fall 2008.


Taught Classes

Advanced Philosophy of Mind, George Washington University, District of Columbia, Spring 2017
A graduate seminar on the rational significance of belief. Elective open to graduate students and undergraduates with permission of instructor. Enrolment: 7

Mind, Brain, and Artificial Intelligence, George Washington University, District of Columbia, Fall 2016
​An introductory to some of the central themes, thinkers, and ideas in the philosophy of mind with an emphasis on artificial minds. Elective open to undergraduates. Enrolment: 24  

Analytic Philosophy, George Washington University, District of Columbia, Spring 2016
A survey course of central thinkers and ideas in early analytic philosophy and the application of these ideas to contemporary problems. Elective open to undergraduates. Enrolment: 7

Graduate Seminar: Mind and Action, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Fall 2015
Graduate seminar: an in depth investigation of cognitivism about practical rationality and the rational significance of desire, featuring guest lectures by John Brunero, Kieran Setiya, and Nomy Arpaly. Enrolment: 7

Formal Logic, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Spring 2015
Elective open to undergraduates: a basic introduction to sentential and first-order logic. Enrolment: 31

Topics in Philosophy of Mind, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Spring 2015
Elective open to upper-level undergraduates: a careful examination of the concept of intentionality. 
Enrolment: 19

Formal Logic, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Spring 2015
Elective open to undergraduates: a basic introduction to sentential and first-order logic.
Enrolment: 36

Epistemology, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Fall 2014
Elective open to upper-level undergraduates: an advanced introduction to central questions in the theory of knowledge. Enrolment: 16

Desire and Intention, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Fall 2014
Graduate seminar: a survey of contemporary theories of desire and intention.
Enrolment: 19

Topics in Action Theory, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Spring 2014
Elective open to upper-level undergraduates: an advanced introduction to central questions in the theory of knowledge. Enrolment: 8

Formal Logic, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Spring 2014
Elective open to undergraduates: a basic introduction to sentential and first-order logic.
Enrolment: 23

Epistemology, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Fall 2013
Elective open to upper-level undergraduates: an advanced introduction to central questions in the theory of knowledge. Enrolment: 10

Formal Logic, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Fall 2013
Elective open to undergraduates: a basic introduction to sentential and first-order logic.
Enrolment: 22

​Epistemology, Carleton College, Spring 2012
Elective open to upper-level undergraduate: an advanced introduction to central questions in the theory of knowledge. Enrolment: 6.

Symbolic Logic, Carleton College, Fall 2011
Elective open to upper-level undergraduates: an advanced introduction to classical sentential and first-order, predicate logic. Enrolment: 27.

Introduction to the Problems of Philosophy, Bloomfield College, Spring 2003
Core curriculum requirement: an introduction to questions in ethics, epistemology, and metaphysics as they arise in Plato’s Euthyphro, Apology, Meno, and Phaedo, with analogies and illustrations drawn from contemporary popular culture. Enrolment: 18.