Logic and the Crossroads of Philosophy, Mathematics, and Science

Though I'm studying a wide breadth of math, science, and philosophy courses, I never really had much of an interest in the philosophy of science. Every now and then, I would find myself reading up about ethics, linguistics, art history, but even the philosophy of science seemed like irrelevant disputing of semantics and terms that don't tell us very much. Why should I care whether our scientific knowledge is going through a paradigm shift or some other type of cycle? I once liked to heed to Feynman's quote "The philosophy of science is as useful to scientists as ornithology is useful to birds." However true it may be that the philosophy of science is useful and amazing to study, it never seemed too relevant to me, as a lad interested in the natural sciences and mathematics. I preferred to leave philosophy to philosophy and leave science to science. But, like many stories, this one has a turning point. (insert "meta" joke here)

Learning Why We Learn: A Call to Action for all Undergraduates


The Pre-medical Motive: Curiosity, Practicality, and Numbers

We are what we learn.

As a lie in the bedroom of my dorm, I have only a few weeks left of classes for this semester. This summer I will have the wonderful opportunity of performing research at the Conte Center of the University of Chicago.  

If anything, my participation in activities and classes year have certainly shaken the way I perceive the world. After taking an introductory philosophy course during my freshman year, I decided to explore the breadth that the discipline has to offer this year through courses in epistemology, ethics, and logic. These courses certainly were not no-brainers, and they've definitely given me a taste of the difficult journey that is yet to come. But, on top of that, my journey through the humanities has given me the insight into deeper issues that pre-medical students face.