Splash Biography

SIDDHARTH CHATTERJEE, Exchange at Yale in Philosophy & Storytelling

Major: Philosophy, Politics & Economics

College/Employer: Yale

Year of Graduation: 2021

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Brief Biographical Sketch:

I am Siddharth, an Indian student on Exchange at Yale from Yale-NUS, Singapore. I am curious about life, the nature of our world, and people.

I embrace generalism, pursue many things at once, and sometimes pursue none. Summarily, my interests involve understanding ourselves (philosophically) and telling stories (humorously?). Specifically, I've performed improv theatre and sketch comedy, taught school students how to study-better for a start-up, and explored the ideas of Buddhism, Philosophy of Mind, Politics and Cognitive science.

Mostly, I try to live in deeper harmony with our incredible world--and the beings in it.

Past Classes

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H3957: Questions for life in Splash Fall 2019 (Nov. 16, 2019)
Socrates said: “The unexamined life is not worth living". We agree. Often, we live our lives in automatic mode, never questioning our actions or our existence. In this course, we hope to ask the questions that may bring more meaning to our lives. We’ll question commonly-held beliefs and offer different philosophical approaches in an attempt to answer these questions. As co-teachers of the class, we often disagree as to which approach is best. Our aim is not to impose our own truths, but rather to encourage you to think about your own. We aspire to liberate ourselves from our own mental prisons, to live with purpose and give sense to our existence. These are the questions that we consider have changed our lives and we hope they’ll change yours too.