In Defense of the Jack-of-All-Trades

Are you passionate about multiple things? Is your passion constantly shifting? Do you feel guilty about not being able to focus your life around a singular skill? Do you wish other people understood the inner logic of all your different interests and how they all connect together? Are you constantly wishing that you could finally … Read more

How I Met My Right Brain

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Experience with pendulum – October 4, 2020   In the post that follows, I will assume certain things about how the left and right brains operate. Do not worry, there is research and evidence presented for these claims about hemispherical lateralization but the purpose of this post is to describe my phenomenology. The following details … Read more

The Perils of Pursuing a PhD in Philosophy

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From my very first introductory philosophy course in university, I was hooked. I loved the wild discussions, the crazy questions, the mind-expanding thought experiments. I especially loved the seeming possibility that anyone — regardless of age, sex, race, or class — could, through sheer thought, solve a thorny problem people have been wrestling with for thousands of years. I … Read more