Splash Biography



RYAN SMITH, Yale sophomore studying ethics, politics, and econ




Major: Ethics, Politics, and Economics

College/Employer: Yale

Year of Graduation: 2024

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Brief Biographical Sketch:

I'm from Hillsboro, Oregon, a town about 30 minutes outside of Portland. West coast = best coast!



Past Classes

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A4548: The Philosophy of Truth in Splash Spring 2022 (Apr. 16, 2022)
How do we know what is "true" and "untrue," "real" and "fake?" Can we trust our senses? Is there such a thing as an independent reality? In this class, we will explore some basic questions of epistemology (the study of knowledge) and metaphysics (the study of reality), considering the ideas of Descartes, Kant, Heidegger, and other trailblazing philosophers. Prepare to come away with more questions than answers.


E4439: The Philosophy of Truth in Sprout Fall 2021 (Oct. 02 - 16, 2021)
How do we know what is "true" and "untrue," "real" and "fake?" Can we trust our senses? Is there such a thing as an independent reality? In this class, we will explore some basic questions of epistemology (the study of knowledge), considering the ideas of Descartes, Kant, Heidegger, and other trailblazing philosophers. Prepare to come away with more questions than answers.