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Favorite courses at Berkeley: Game Theory, Ethical Theories, Later Wittgenstein, Political Philosophy, Foucault
Favorite professors: Barry Stroud, R. Jay Wallace, Niko Kolodny, Veronique Munoz-Darde, Lara Buchak, Hannah Ginsborg, Hans Sluga
How has your philosophical training influenced your life and career? Studying and teaching philosophy helped train me to construct and evaluate arguments carefully, and to communicate clearly and concisely. I have found these skills to be extremely useful in writing and public speaking outside of academia.
Further education: I got my B.A. at Cal, and I liked it so much that I stayed to get a Ph.D.
Favorite courses at Berkeley: In no particular order: Intro to Early Modern, Heidegger, Hume, Theory of Knowledge, Ethical Theories
Favorite professors: In no particular order: Barry Stroud, Hubert Dreyfus, R. Jay Wallace, John MacFarlane, Wesley Holliday
How has your philosophical training influenced your life and career? I am currently working in academic philosophy, right now as a postdoc at NYU. My philosophical training has certainly influenced my non-professional life, too, but in ways that are harder to articulate. My little brother says that it has made arguing with me much more annoying.
How has your philosophical training influenced your life and career? Oh, philosophy changed everything. I went from being valued solely for my physical labor to realizing I was capable of sound thinking that was worthy of being communicated.