UBC Philosophy BA ’09
Assistant Professor of Philosophy
Philosophy is seen as a relatively isolating enterprise, and while that can be true, I’ve found that it has allowed me to meet some of my closest friends in college and graduate school. You can really get to know somebody through trying to grasp their philosophical point of view, and seeing it develop alongside your own. Of course, that doesn’t mean that you’ll like what you’ll find. But you might – and if you do, you may find yourself in the fortunate position of having a few great relationships with interesting, thoughtful people who can challenge you, whom you can learn from, and with whom you’ll always have something to talk about.
One role that philosophy played in my personal development was to help me get used to, and to learn to cope with, being uncomfortable.