TANNER HAMMOND 

TEACHING

 

 

I'm currently a lecturer at Boston University, where I've been teaching since 2015. I teach a wide range of subjects, including History of Modern Philosophy, Ethical Theory, Formal Logic, and a number of interdisciplinary topics bridging Applied Ethics and Social and Political Thought, including Philosophy of Love and Sexuality, Environmental Philosophy, and Bioethics, among others.

 

If you're thinking about taking a course with me, you should know that  my approach to teaching is motivated by the idea that learning is, at its best, a social enterprise. To that end, class time will emphasize collaborative problem solving, not passive information transmission. You come to class to practice your understanding of the material, not to receive it. Pragmatist John Dewey sums up my approach to teaching: "Give the pupils something to do, not something to learn; and the doing is of such a nature as to demand thinking; learning naturally results." 

Course websites for current students can be found below:

COURSE WEBSITES