Worlds of Speculative Fiction
Dr. Sadler's monthly talk series on narrative worlds and philosophical themes of speculative fiction, available worldwide
After a successful career as a college professor, researcher, and administrator, I started our company, ReasonIO (with my wife and partner, Andi Sciacca) in order to engage in philosophy in public, practical, and professional contexts.
I take difficult philosophical texts, thinkers, and topics, and make them accessible for everyday people. That's how philosophy gets traction and remains closely connected with real life!
The work I do with ReasonIO includes online course development and teaching, public speaking, organizational consulting, tutorial sessions, development of philosophy content, and philosophical counseling.
I am the Editor of Stoicism Today and the producer of the Half Hour Hegel series. To date, I have authored one book (Reason Fulfilled By Revelation), and dozens of articles, book chapters, and encyclopedia entries. Although I work in significant part outside of the academy, I remain actively engaged in research and scholarship.
In recent years, I have held a Research Residency at the Institute for Saint Anselm Studies, been a Visiting Scholar position at European Graduate School, and was a Charles Chesnutt Library Fellow.
StartWhy I Picked J.R.R. Tolkien's Middle Earth Books For The Series (7:29)
StartJ.R.R. Tolkein's Narrative World and Philosophical Themes
StartReading Selections and Suggestions
StartVideo of Session 2 - J.R.R. Tolkien's Saga of Middle Earth
StartDownloadable Handout - Tolkein's Story of the Creation in the Silmarillion