I’ve been making so much damn fun of Dan. He’s teaching philosophy this fall, and he might even teach you, and he’s announced it in a post titled: Learn Philosophy Through Face to Face Conversations With Dr. Daniel Fincke This Fall. I mean sure, Dan’s one of the best, clearest, and most fair thinkers I’ve ever come across, but he’s just so down-to-earth. I can’t call him “Doctor” Daniel Fincke. Guy’s earned his PhD and then some, but it just strikes me as too high brow for how casual the dude is.
Which, frankly, is how I’d want to learn more about philosophy. It’s seriously a great opportunity to learn from an expert who will never make you feel like an inferior. If philosophy is your thing, give it a shot.
On a side note, it occurs to me that an undergrad music major snorting at “doctor” in front of the name of an eminent thinker is about the equivalent of pedaling a tricycle making fun of a person’s Ferrari. Fuck it. I rule.