Splash Biography


Major: Mathematics

College/Employer: Cornell

Year of Graduation: 2022

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Past Classes

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H607: Philosophy in Splash Spring 2019 (Apr. 27, 2019)
Is cheating on your partner justifiable? When is it okay to snitch on someone? These are the types of questions that you will be able to discuss from a philosophical perspective. Just like that, you will also argue about interesting paradoxical thought experiments. For instance, let's say the night before Tom is to set off into the desert where a bottle of water will be his only available drink, Dick puts a fatal poison into Tom’s bottle. Early the next morning, Harry maliciously empties the bottle, in complete ignorance of what Dick had done the night before. Tom then sets off into the desert, in all innocence, and dies of thirst. Who caused his death? Trying to answer questions like this is only a part of what philosophy is about. You will learn to not simply accept things you've been told and back up views by building a solid argument. Be prepared to question everything you have come to know in your life.