ESP Biography



EMILY FLAHIVE, Sarah Lawrence senior majoring in philosophy, etc.




Major: Philosophy, Politics, & Writing

College/Employer: Sarah Lawrence College

Year of Graduation: 2019

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Brief Biographical Sketch:

Majoring in Philosophy, Politics, and Writing at Sarah Lawrence. Special interests include self-consciousness, ethics, intellectual property, and basketball (esp. the Celtics).

3rd year teaching at Splash/Spark. Looking forward to seeing you in class!



Past Classes

  (Look at the class archive for more.)


Philosophy and Learning to Know Yourself (Seminar) in Splash Spring 19 (Apr. 06, 2019)
(Small, discussion-heavy seminar) When you're nervous, are you ever told to "just be yourself"? Is that perhaps the most unhelpful piece of advice we could ever receive? In this class, we will explore some of history's most discussed philosophical texts as well as some more-or-less-famous personal essays to approach questions like: - What does it mean to "be yourself"? - Is it possible to "be yourself" consciously? - Is hypocrisy inevitable? The main goal of this class is to provide a space for us to indulge in some of the many benefits of studying philosophy-- including building resilience against temptation to judge ourselves too harshly.


Philosophy and Learning to Know Yourself (Lecture) in Splash Spring 19 (Apr. 06, 2019)
(Larger lecture. For a smaller, more discussion-heavy experience, check out "PLKY (Seminar)") When you're nervous, are you ever told to "just be yourself"? Is that perhaps the most unhelpful piece of advice we could ever receive? In this class, we will explore some of history's most discussed philosophical texts as well as some more-or-less-famous personal essays to approach questions like: - What does it mean to "be yourself"? - Is it possible to "be yourself" consciously? - Is hypocrisy inevitable? The main goal of this class is to provide a space for us to indulge in some of the many benefits of studying philosophy-- including building resilience against temptation to judge ourselves too harshly.