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Ryan Lake


 

 

Virtual College

 

 

 

 

 

 

 GENERAL INFORMATION


 


Ryan Lake

Professor of Philosophy

Virtual College


E-mail: rlake@mdc.edu



 

 

 

 

 

 COURSES TAUGHT

 

 


PHI 2010

Introduction to Philosophy

PHI 2604

Critical Thinking and Ethics

 

 

 

 

 

 EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND AND EXPERIENCE

 

 


PhD in Philosophy, University of Miami, 2013


My main areas of interest in Philosophy are ethics, philosophy of mind, and free will (the focus of my dissertation).

 

 

 

 

 

 EDUCATIONAL PHILOSOPHY

 

 

I believe strongly that Philosophy is best learned in an interactive way. To that end, I strongly encourage questioning and discussion in my classes. In studying Philosophy, we grapple with ideas that are at the core of our conceptions of ourselves and our place in the world, and it is my hope that students come out of the class viewing themselves and the world differently than they did when they came in. 

 

 

 

 INTERESTS 

 

 

When I'm not doing philosophy, I enjoy reading fiction, writing, drawing, movies, and lots of other various activities. I love the Miami beaches and climate, though as a transplanted northerner I do occasionally miss the seasonal changes!

 

 

 

 

 

 ONLINE RESOURCES / LINKS

 

 

Why Study Philosophy?

Some Benefits of Studying Philosophy

 

 

 

 

 

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