"La filosofía es siempre la invitación a una excursión vertical hacia abajo" - José Ortega y Gasset

("Philosophy is always the invitation to a vertical excursion down" - my translation)


A little about me...

I have taught online and onsite, as well as inside and outside the United States, for over a decade.

I have completed a variety of coursework around the United States and abroad. I hold a dual-Bachelor of Arts in History and Psychology from the University of California, San Diego, a Master of Arts in "Humanities and Social Thought" from New York University, and a Doctorate in Philosophy, "Humanity and Thought in History" from the department of History and Philosophy at the University of Alcalá in Madrid, Spain.

My doctoral dissertation was on possible dialogues between Spanish Philosopher José Ortega y Gasset and pragmatism in the figures of John Dewey, William James, and Ferdinand Schiller. The ultimate objective relates to furthering scholarship in Spanish Philosophy, the Philosophy of History, and in particular, developing a Pragmatist Philosophy of History. My research interests are principally in the Philosophy of History, Pragmatism, Ortega, History of Philosophy, Continental Philosophy, and I am also interested in Ethics (especially Environmental Ethics) and Aesthetics.

Currently I am a Lecturer in Philosophy for California State University, Sacramento, and an Adjunct Assistant Professor in Humanities and Philosophy at Cosumnes River College.

Please find the syllabi for all my current classes on the next tab...

Here is a picture of me standing on the site of Aristotle's Lyceum in Athens, Greece (where the school he established was) pretending to look philosophical, with my real thought on the right (graffiti also spotted in Athens).