TEACHING

As course convenor and lecturer

Philosophy, Politics and Economics of Health

Public health raises a number of issues which require the joint efforts of philosophy, politics and economics: how should scarce healthcare resources be allocated to generate fair and efficient outcomes? What do different healthcare systems imply for what kinds of services will be provided, and what is the appropriate role of the state in promoting public health? When are inequalities in health unfair, and what should be done about it? We will also discuss pressing issues that are raised by the COVID-19 pandemic, such as when it might be justifiable for governments to restrict basic liberties in the face of a public health emergency.

Worksheets

Week 2, Week 3, Week 4, Week 5, Week 6, Week 7


Future Ethics

Some choices we are facing today – such as how to tax carbon emissions – may have far-reaching consequences for future generations: our choices may affect the well-being of future individuals, or may affect who (if anyone) will exist in the first place. How ought we to incorporate the interests of possible future beings into these choices? We will introduce a framework in which this question can reasonably be considered, by drawing on literature from philosophy and economics. We will then apply this framework to discuss concrete choices – concerning climate change, procreation, human enhancement, and artificial intelligence – where important issues of future ethics arise. Master’s level course, Leibniz University Hannover, Summer Term 2021.


Markets: Perspectives from Philosophy, Politics and Economics

Master’s level course, exploring moral problems raised by markets and assessing how these problems might best be solved, through regulation, market design, or through banning the market in certain spheres. Summer Term 2020, Leibniz University Hannover, joint with Lucie White.


Philosophy and Ethics of Artificial Intelligence

Master’s level course, reflecting on what AI is and what it can achieve; how it impacts our lives and society; and whether and how research and use of AI should be regulated. Winter Term 2019-20, Leibniz University Hannover.

Worksheets

Week 1, Week 2, Week 3, Week 4, Week 5, Week 6, Week 7, Week 8, Week 9, Week 10, Week 11, Week 12

As graduate teaching assistant

Genes, Brains and Society

Undergraduate level course, examining the ways in which recent developments in genetics and neuroscience challenge our conceptions of what we are, and what we could become. London School of Economics and Political Science, 2018-19.


Competitive Strategy and Game Theory

Intermediate level summer school course, applying tools from game theory, economics ad psychology to managerial situations. Management Department, London School of Economics, 2017 and 2018.


Logic

Undergraduate level introduction to propositional calculus, 1st order logic and basic set theory. London School of Economics, 2015-16 and 2016-17.

Other teaching

Prior to pursuing a PhD, I taught Mathematics and German for 8th grade students, Euroamerican School of Monterrey, an international grammar school in Monterrey, Mexico. I managed and taught five classes of 18-20 pupils.