Courses taught (syllabi available upon request):

Lafayette College (Easton, PA), 2003 - present

  • Introduction to Philosophy 
  • Logic 
  • First Philosophers 
  • Modern Philosophy 
  • Existentialism 
  • Theories of Knowledge 
  • Philosophy of Science 
  • Survey of 19th & 20th Century Continental Philosophy 
  • Philosophy of Mind 
  • Philosophical Analysis 
  • History of 20th Century Analytic Philosophy
  • Philosophy of Language 
  • Mathematics Special Topics: Infinite Sets 
  • Values and Science/Technology: Questions of Trust in Science
  • First Year Seminar: Beyond Belief
  • First Year Seminar: Propaganda
  • Independent Study: Advanced Logic
  • Independent Study: Philosophy of Quantum Mechanics
  • Winter Interim in Austria/Germany: The Colorful Sunset of the Hapsburg Empire
  • Winter Interim in Scandinavia: Northern Lights (Kierkegaard, Ibsen, Strindberg)


Special Programs at Lafayette College:

  • Faculty resident adviser of the McKelvy House Scholars Program (2006-2010)


Honors Thesis Advisees at Lafayette College

  • 2012 - Megan Feeney, "Themes in Contemporary Epistemology: Bootstrapping and Intuition" (from fall 2012, Ph.D. candidate in Philosophy at Rutgers University)


Lehigh University (Bethlehem, PA)

  • Ancient Philosophy (Spring 2010)


Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2002 - 3

  • Modern Philosophy 
  • Theory of Knowledge 


Brown University

  • Philosophy East and West 
  • Logic 
  • Reason and Religion 


Connecticut College

  • Introduction to Philosophy 


Stonehill College (Easton, MA)

  • Philosophy of the Human Person

Joseph H. Shieber