Unabashed Polymathy

When I was a young child, I set out to learn everything. I’ve since learned how impossible a task that is, but I never shook the eclectic interests. This isn’t to say that I’m interested in everything, but I am interested in becoming interested in everything. Until I achieve immortality, though, I must prioritize.

My research interests are centered in the philosophy of personality. Around this I focus on the philosophy of psychology and psychiatry, especially as it pertains to personality, the metaphysics, epistemology, and ethics of personhood and personal identity, Dissociative Identity Disorder, and the contextualization of personality in culture, history, media, politics, but most centrally psychology and biology, that is, with regard to the individual minds and humans persons embody.

My career goals are admittedly uncertain right now. I want to keep thinking and working out these problems. I care a lot about the Plural community, and I also care a lot about using my position in the world to do the most good I can. I’m currently serving as GSA President, service I inform with my philosophical expertise as well as develop my philosophy through what I learn in service, and I’m seeing to it that what needs to be said is said. I have a passion for polymathy, and so I may pursue an academic career either as a professor of philosophy or administrator of research or student affairs. Not wanting to end my education without some technical expertise, I might also apply to spend a couple years learning about either business finance, management, and marketing; digital media communications engineering; medicine and psychiatry; or law. If the political climate is suitable, though, I would go at the opportunity to run for political office. I’m happy to be flexible and dynamic with the relations between how I’m making money, what I’m working on, and how it’s doing good for the world.

Philosophy

See my main page on philosophy.

Psychology

In high school, I took AP Psychology. In college, I took Intro to Psychology and Intro to Experimental Psychology. By the time I fill out all of the subsections, this will probably need its own page, too. Put simply, I want to understand what’s going on in people’s minds.

Developmental Psychology

In grad school, I’ve taken a seminar on developmental psychology. In the seminar, I presented on the effects of having children on parents. Slides here.

Abnormal Psychology

The sheer diversity of human mental activity is endlessly interesting.

Moral Psychology

Whenever I teach Philosophy of Evil I am teaching this. Basically, I want to know why people think certain things are moral or immoral, and why people behave the way they do in light of those thoughts.

Psychopathology

Mostly dissociative and personality disorders. Addiction, anxiety, depression, and so on are all in the neighborhood anyway.

Neuropsychology

Understanding how the jelly in how heads works gives us some really good hints on how the mind works.

Personality Psychology

Phenomenology

If physics tries to describe what’s going on if we try to abstract away our subjectivity, phenomenology tries to describe what goes on within that subjectivity.

Digital Culture

History

History of Science

Mathematics

Topology

Combinatorics

Religion

Christianity

Irreligion

Poetry

See my Poetry page.

Creative Writing

Creative Nonfiction

Performing Arts

Music

Dance

Radio

Visual Art

Economics

Geography

My knowledge in this domain is unfortunately lacking.

Ethnic Studies

I am still a beginner in this area, but it has become a high priority.

Black Studies

White Studies

Indigenous Studies

Gender and Sexuality Studies

Feminism

Queer Theory

Organizational Studies

Management

I don’t have an MBA, but I do have years of experience…

Political Science

At one point I was a PoliSci major. International Relations was my main focus.

Sociology

Biology

Chemistry

Earth Sciences

Physics

Space Sciences

Astronomy

Computer Science

Logic

I’ve TAed logic at multiple universities.

Systems Science

Agriculture

Architecture and Design

Business

Divinity

Education

Engineering and Technology

Environmental Studies

Family and Consumer Sciences

Nutrition

Textiles

Fashion is where ethics and aesthetics clash.

Kinesiology

Communication

Journalism

Media

Public Speaking

Graphic Design

Law

Library Science

Medicine

Strategy

Public Administration

Social Work

Transportation