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Benjamin Aguda
BA, Philosophy - University of Central Florida
Research and Teaching
Ben loves learning about and discussing most aspects of philosophy because he believes that wisdom can be found in every experience if one knows where to look. 

He typically divides his philosophical interests into two spheres: personal and academic. His personal interests in philosophy reflect his world-view and include existentialism, hermeneutics, feminism, and ethics. His academic interests are the subjects that he enjoys researching, including philosophy of science, philosophy of biology, philosophy of neuroscience, the cognitive sciences, and the up-and-coming philosophy of mind paradigm “grounded cognition,” which includes embodied, neo-empiricist, and multimodal simulation theories. There is much overlap between his academic and personal interests, as ideas in one often shape and constrain ideas in the other.

In his future career in academia, he intends to research and publish extensively. He is truly fascinated by the natural world and considers any contribution toward our collective human understanding of it to be a noble achievement. However, teaching is and always has been his primary intention, so he is very excited to begin learning the ropes.

Contact Details
PhD student
Office: 313 Clement Hall
Phone: 504-729-0433
Email: baguda<at>memphis<dot>edu
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