What were your favorite philosophy courses at UCLA?
Philosophy of Religion, Arabic Logic
Are there any philosophical issues, readings, or topics that have stayed with you since graduation?
Ethics and aesthetics.
Have you read any philosophy recently that you would recommend?
David Hume never gets old. Most recent thing of his I’ve read is “Of the Standard of Taste” from “Four Dissertations”. Illuminating. I no longer have the attention span to attempt the heady tomes I used to wade through (Husserl, Merleau-Ponty, Carnap, et al.).
What was your first job or endeavor after UCLA?
What lessons or skills from philosophy do you use in your career?
I’d like to think that my education in philosophy imbued me with the ability to apply at least a shred of analytical rigor to dealing with the things of life.