Email update

I recently have been having some difficulties with my usual email address (john at In light of that, I’m using my Gmail address as my main address until those issues can be resolved. So please send all emails to: jmaier833 at

Relatedly, if you have sent me an email in the last 6-12 months and for some reason I haven’t gotten back to you, it’s possible that I simply never got your email. So try resending it to jmaier833 at Thanks!

The Open Seminars

One purpose of this blog is to serve as a home for my various side-projects, one of which (currently on hiatus) is the Open Seminars. Here’s some details about them:

In Summer 2018, I led an online seminar on Wittgenstein’s Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus. The course was free to any student, and consisted of a mix of lecture and live question-and-answer about the Tractatus. In addition to its philosophical content, the course was an experiment in teaching philosophy online in a cost-effective and open way. As such, it may be of interest to others. The entirety of the seminars are available here.