Instructor: Ali Kaveh Aeenehzodaee
Ali Kaveh Aenehzodaee is a PhD student in the Ohio State University philosophy department. His research concerns philosophical questions about language, including the nature of self-expression, subjectivity, and disagreement. He loves sharing the creative aspects of philosophy and interacting with its diverse perspectives.
Instructor: Angela Barnes
Angela Barnes is an undergraduate student in the Department of Philosophy at The Ohio State University. Her interests are mainly centered around applied ethics, specifically in reference to disability and technology. She enjoys engaging in discussions that have noticeable impact on how we live our lives. Angela is also broadly interested in programs that make philosophy accessible to high school students and is excited to do philosophy with the camp participants this summer.
Instructor: Evan Thomas
Evan Thomas is a PhD student in the department of philosophy at The Ohio State University. Evan’s current research focuses on what René Descartes thought about the difference between humans and animals. He’s also interested in the meaning of life, what we can do to make the world a better place, and how philosophy can best be used to enrich people’s lives. Evan has experience teaching people of all ages and is excited to do philosophy with the campers!
Instructor: Lillian Perkins
Lillian Perkins is a PhD student in the Ohio State University philosophy department. Their philosophical interests are in feminist ethics, critical social and political thought, and existentialism. Lillian loves teaching philosophy to pre-college-aged students and is looking forward to working with this summer's campers.
Instructor: Pranav Ambardekar
Pranav Ambardekar is a PhD student in the department of philosophy at The Ohio State University. His research focuses on mining the writings of Ludwig Wittgenstein to formulate a plausible response to the problem of philosophical skepticism (‘Can we be sure that we are not in The Matrix?’). He also works in the field of Indian Philosophy: more specifically, on metaphysical and moral issues in the philosophy of Advaita Vedanta (the Upanishads and the Bhagavad Gita). Pranav enjoys engaging in philosophical discussion and believes that roping-in philosophical perspectives from Continental Europe and the East makes for richer discussion. He is excited to be on the summer camp team this year, and is looking forward to doing philosophy with campers!
Instructor: Professor Tristram McPherson
Tristram is an Associate Professor in the Ohio State University philosophy department. The heart of their research concerns how to understand and assess the ethical commitments that structure our lives. Much of this works concerns whether and how ethics could be objective, and how to assess our ethical concepts. They also spend significant time thinking about substantive questions in ethics, including the ethics of our relationships to non-human animals, and the ethical significance of climate change. Tristram is passionate about philosophy and looks forward to exploring some of the deepest questions in the field with the campers.
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Instructor: Tyler Cook
Tyler Cook is a PhD student in the Department of Philosophy at The Ohio State University. His research concerns various topics in theoretical and applied ethics. He is especially interested in metaphysical questions regarding the nature of moral properties, well-being, first-order normative theory, and issues related to moral status. Tyler enjoys discussing philosophy with his peers, professors, and people who are entirely new to the subject, and so naturally he can't wait to talk about philosophy with this year's campers!