Department of Philosophy

Alumni Spotlight: Dr. Adam "Yitzchak" Moskowitz ’88

Cortland, New York

dr. adam moskowitzWhy did you choose to attend Brandeis?

I fell in love with Brandeis by accident. I went to interview at Tufts because I had aspirations of becoming a veterinarian, and they had a good vet school. I took a tour of Brandeis and was hooked.

What was the best piece of advice you received during your time at Brandeis?

To paraphrase Mark Twain, "Don't let your classes interfere with your education."

What three words would you use to describe the philosophy department at Brandeis?

Open, inviting, challenging.

Tell us a little about what you're doing now, and what comes next?

I'm married, have seven kids and work as a gastroenterologist. By the way, have you had your colonoscopy screening?

What's your 30-second elevator speech for "why study philosophy?"

Philosophy teaches you to think outside the box, inside the box and question whether the box is really here — it teaches you to appreciate things from a different perspective.

This interview was published in October 2018.