MIAMI-DADE COLLEGE | InterAmerican Campus
  Ryan Lake
    Department of Communications, Arts, and Philosophy
       
    GENERAL INFORMATION
 
Ryan Lake
Professor of Philosophy
Phone: 305-237-6015
E-mail: rlake@mdc.edu

Inter-American Campus
Office: Room 1358
627 SW 27th Ave
Miami, FL 33135
     
    COURSES TAUGHT
   
PHI 2010 Introduction to Philosophy
PHI 2604 Critical Thinking and Ethics
     
    EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND AND EXPERIENCE
   
M.A. Philosophy, University of Miami, 2008

B.A. Philosophy, Grand Valley State University, 2003

I've taught several courses at the University of Miami since 2004 as a TA and adjunct instructor. I'm still there currently working on my dissertation for my PhD in Philosophy. I am now a full time Professor at Miami-Dade College at the IAC campus, in addition to teaching classes for the Virtual College. 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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