Rebecca Smith

Fall 2022 Office Hours

Via Zoom

Monday: 3:00 - 4:00 pm

Tuesday: 3:00 - 4:00 pm

Wednesday: 5:30 - 6:30 pm

Thursday: 3:00 - 4:00 pm

and by appt.

I earned my PhD in Philosophy at Columbia University in New York.

Philosophy is as much an activity as a subject matter. It's possible you've been engaging in it and didn't even know it. That's because at its core and at its best it goes to the heart of the human condition. It asks the most essential questions and while the answers may fail, the questions never do. I'm okay with that because the questions are always far more interesting than any answers we arrive at.

Favorite Quote concerning Philosophy

Comes from the philosopher Thomas Nagel: "Philosophy is the childhood of the intellect and a culture that tries to skip it will never grow up."

My Quote concerning Philosophy

"Philosophy is a way to trip without doing mushrooms."

Best Advice

I must steal from the one and only Oscar Wilde.

"Be yourself; everyone else is already taken."