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We're Wireless Philosophy, a Khan Academy partner, and we make philosophy videos. We're here to talk to you about public philosophy and philosophy outreach. Ask Us Anything!
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We’re Wireless Philosophy! Our mission is to introduce people to the practice of philosophy by making videos that are freely available in a form that is entertaining, interesting and accessible to people with no background in the subject. Since our aim is for people to learn how to do philosophy rather than for them to simply learn what philosophers have thought, we see it as equally important to develop the critical thinking skills that are core to the methodology of philosophy. We see this as a part of a larger mission: building our collective capacity to engage in rational thought and discourse. By providing the toolkit for building better minds, we hope that Wi-Phi plays some small role in realizing that goal. We’ve been part of the /r/philosophy community for two years and counting (we recently had our 2nd Cake Day!), and we certainly couldn’t be doing what we’re doing without your support! Ask us anything! The Wi-Phi Team: Alex Chituc (Animator): Alex C studied philosophy as an undergraduate at Yale University. Currently, he is living in Belgium, and his primary interests in philosophy are ethics and epistemology. Paul Henne (Associate Director): Paul is a Philosophy PhD student at Duke University. He works at the intersection of metaphysics and moral psychology. In particular, he works on causation and causal cognition as they relate to moral responsibility. Alex Marmor (Social Media Coordinator): Alex M is a Philosophy MA student at Brandeis University. His main interests in philosophy lie at the intersection of epistemology and normative philosophy, and he’s enthusiastic about philosophy education and public outreach. Geoff Pynn (Associate Director): Geoff is associate professor of philosophy at Northern Illinois University. He specializes in epistemology and philosophy of language. His current research is on social and applied epistemology. Gaurav Vazirani (Executive Director): Gaurav is a Philosophy PhD student at Yale. He works with Shelly Kagan on issues in ethics and tort law (in particular, he is interested in questions about risks and harms). Gaurav currently works as a Project Lead at HarvardX and is passionate about online education. He is also interested in making access to philosophy more broadly available. For more on our team, project, and plans for the future, check out our AMA announcement post. Proof: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nx_1m9bUa28 Cheers! -The WiPhi team EDIT: Gaurav and Alex M need to sign off for the next few hours (and Alex C, Geoff, and Paul will probably sign off soon), but we’ll be back tonight and tomorrow to reply to your questions. Thanks for having us, and for asking such excellent questions!! This has been a really great experience for us, and we look forward to more philosophizing. And of course, a call to action! Subscribe to our YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/WirelessPhilosophy Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/wirelessphi Follow us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/wiphiofficial/ Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/wirelessphilosophy