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.
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.