Helen De Cruz Interview!
  

In this interview Helen De Cruz, Associate Professor (Senior Lecturer) of Philosophy at Oxford Brookes University, talks about growing up near Ghent, Belgium, Black Pete, her early obsession with the Italian Renaissance, homo universalis, being unimpressed with Hume, dialup, naturists, Lute, English folk music, steampunk, studying art at Ghent University, comic books, Birth of A Nation, why post-18th century music took a nosedive, meeting her husband, soft money, criticisms of the Templeton Foundation, water color and digital painting, the unpleasantness of philosophy majors, losing interest in Vermeer, getting into philosophy via a non-western route, working as a security guard, deep, sometimes creepy, philosophical conversations with her kids, notched artifacts and the cognitive science of mathematics, emic and etic perspectives, The Formal Epistemology Project at University of Leuven, working in a department that was not friendly to women, a bad interview at the Eastern APA, overcoming workaholism in Oxford, science and religion, Plantinga, the God Helmet, her interviews with philosophers working outside of academia, our duties to the community and the aim(s) of What Is It Like to Be a Philosopher?, working on a book about philosophical science fiction with Eric Schwitzgebel, explaining religion to extraterrestrials, The Arrival, The Thirteenth Floor, Leiter and how the internet can make philosophy flatter, job mentoring and Philosopher’s Cocoon, Mengzi, Bryan Van Norden, the Analects, al-Ghazali, Brexit, xenophobia, misogyny, and Kate Manne, Descartes, music recommendations, and her last meal… 


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