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Benjamin Logan

Further education: BPhil in Philosophy at the University of Oxford

Favorite courses at Berkeley: Modal Logic and Philosophy of Language.

Favorite professors: John MacFarlane, Wesley Holliday, Seth Yalcin, and Timothy Crockett.

How has your philosophical training influenced your life and career? John Campbell once said that philosophy is thinking in slow motion. Learning how to think in slow motion helped me see the force of certain arguments, see subtle errors in them, and make clear distinctions. These skills are tremendously beneficial; they made me more charitable, able to decipher what a person is arguing or asserting, and thereby made my own views more robust and thoughtful.

Any current engagement with philosophy? I pursued a master's degree in philosophy.

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