Teaching Assistant for PHIL 21a: Environmental Ethics
Having grown up in Massachusetts, Debbie spent a few years working and wandering before finally settling into undergraduate studies at Austin Peay State University in Clarksville, Tennessee. She received a Bachelor's Degree with a double major in Philosophy and Literature in May '12 and is now back in her home state to continue her academic journey.
Philosophically, she is drawn to many different areas of study; she is currently considering the position of moral particularism, exploring different philosophers' expositions of metaphysics, refreshing her memory of symbolic logic, dabbling in world religions to identify common thematic content, questioning the ability for an externalist account to explain the way we generally conceive of our knowledge, and finding existentialist concepts everywhere. One particular draw towards philosophy for her lies in observing its intersection with other disciplines and examining the interplay between them, each background capable of giving a completely fresh perspective upon problems. Her interdisciplinary interests tend to branch mostly into the two rather disparate fields of the sciences and literature.
In her spare time, Debbie enjoys reading for fun (anything from serious literature to pulpy horror novels); practicing yoga; playing disc golf, pool and video games; and just generally hanging out with her dog (preferably out somewhere in nature).