Nicholas Hanson-Holtry

Contact Information

email: nhans012@ucr.edu

website: www.nicholashh.com

pronouns: “they/them/their”

 

Education

M.A., Philosophy, Brandeis University, MA, 2017-2019

B.S., Computer Science, Rice University, TX, 2012-2016

 

 

Profile

Nick is interested in metaphysics, as well as early modern philosophy and its progeny, especially Schopenhauer.  Nick’s background is in computer science, which extends to the philosophy of computation, the applied ethics of artificial intelligence, etc.

Areas of Interest

  •  the philosophy of…
    •  computation
    • description
    • emergence
    • causality
    • action
    • mind
  •  the applied ethics of…
    • artificial intelligence
    • freedom of speech
    • psychedelics
  • meta-
    • physics
    • ethics
    • philosophy
  • people:
    • Plato
    • Epicurus
    • Descartes
    • Kant
    • Schopenhauer
    • Husseri
    • Beauvoir
    • Nagel