Dr. Evan Kreider
A “scathing case of tendonitis” led Evan Kreider into his career as a philosopher.
“I started out my college career as a music major but had to drop out for medical reasons,” explained Evan. “After that I was casting around, trying out various classes in other disciplines and just happened upon an ‘Intro to Philosophy’ class. It was love at first sight. (Truly, philosophy is the ‘love of wisdom’!)
“Intro to Philosophy” is Evan’s favorite class to teach because he enjoys seeing students engage with philosophy for the first time. According to Evan many students come to class thinking that philosophy will be just a lot of BS-ing and spouting personal opinions but quickly realize that there are a lot of quite serious technical concepts and methods they are required to learn. Philosophy is a rigorous discipline!
Evan sees Philosophy as more of an activity, a process, a collection of methods. “In particular, I believe that philosophy is an attempt to ask questions about ideas and assumptions implicit in and fundamental to all areas of life, and to think critically about the issues that arise from those questions.”
- B.A. (Philosophy, Literature), SUNY Potsdam
- M.L.S. in Library and Information Science, SUNY Albany
- M.A. in Philosophy, University of Kansas
- Ph.D. in Philosophy, University of Kansas
- Guitar player (claims to be “not a good one”)
- Huge Beethoven fan (Symphony No.7 is #1)
- Enjoys video games (an adult who isn’t ashamed to admit it.)
- Plays chess and Go (What’s that? Check out this site.)
- Taught for 9 years while earning his M.A. and Ph.D. at KU.
- Member of American Philosophical Society
- Member of Skeptics Society