ESP Biography



DAVID ROONEY, Cornell student




Major: ILR

College/Employer: Cornell

Year of Graduation: 2018

Picture of David Rooney

Brief Biographical Sketch:

Male Cornell Sophomore; born in Ireland, live in LI, NY last few years



Past Classes

  (Look at the class archive for more.)


Species-ism? in Splash Spring 17
Why do humans love some animals but eat other ones? Is it moral to consume animal products? Can we consider Specie-ism an ism on the plane of racism or sexism? This course hopes to cover the most groundbreaking question in philosophy since Plato- the question of what it means to be human in the world and how that line we draw around ourselves affects us.


Species-ism? in Splash Spring 2015
Why do humans love some animals but eat other ones? Is it moral to consume animal products? Can we consider Specie-ism an ism on the plane of racism or sexism? This course hopes to cover the most groundbreaking question in philosophy since Plato- the question of what it means to be human in the world and how that line we draw around ourselves affects us.


Reagan's War- the Rise of the Prison State in Splash Spring 2015
We'll examine the development of the industrial prison complex through the War on Drugs to the modern age of hyper incarceration to understand the way the prison system has become the new means of racial segregation. We will also examine the way the racialized imprisonment has infected modern culture and society, even shaping unconscious bias of what criminality is


Species-ism? in Splash Fall 2014
Why do humans love some animals but eat other ones? Is it moral to consume animal products? Can we consider Specie-ism an ism on the plane of racism or sexism? This course hopes to cover the most groundbreaking question in philosophy since Plato- the question of what it means to be human in the world and how that line we draw around ourselves affects us.