Michael Zarella

Adjunct Faculty, Philosophy

Mr. Michael Zarella

CHBS 4126

M.A., Virginia Tech

I teach a variety of introductory and upper-level courses. In all my courses, philosophy is presented as an activity that strives to clarify questions and potential answers in matters central to being human: what can we know about ourselves and the world; how can we best explain conscious experience; do we act freely, and if so, how should we live—how should we face death? My courses emphasize writing; through writing and revising papers, students think deeply about the questions we discuss.