Tyler grew up in Wake Forest, NC (next-door to Raleigh) and graduated from Appalachian State University in the Spring of 2013 with a B.A. in philosophy. His philosophical interests are still (and likely always will be) evolving, but he has a particular interest political philosophy (especially Hobbes' psychological egoism), continental philosophy (Nietzsche, Existentialism, and Camus) and a broad variety of topics in aesthetics and the philosophy of art, particularly to do with the intersection of art and ethics. His undergraduate thesis was about meta-ethics, specifically with regards to J.L. Mackie's error theory and Gilbert Harman's moral relativism.
Outside of philosophy, Tyler's interests include reading history (which he likes far too much to ever seriously study), training for the marathon he will (eventually) run, writing, cheering for Liverpool Football Club, and baking bread that never looks anything like it did in the pictures.