The US is not just a popular destination for scholars in the humanities, it’s also a great place to study philosophy of education.
But how do you learn the subject without spending months in a foreign country?
That’s the challenge faced by Ph.
D. candidate Alex Eltomid, who’s trying to get his master’s degree in philosophy of knowledge from Harvard.
He has been in Japan since 2013, when he arrived to take a master’s in philosophy at Tokyo University.
He was living in Tokyo at the time, and he wanted to study Japanese philosophy.
He and his wife had been in Europe and Australia for a while, but they were bored and wanted to make a change.
“My wife had never studied anything at all,” he said.
“She had no intention of going to university.”
Eltomd started by reading the works of the great Japanese philosophers of the 18th and 19th centuries, such as Shigeto Ikeda, Kyoji Koyasu, and Kazuo Ishiguro.
He said he started with the Kantian and Immanuel Kant texts.
He found them fascinating.
Eltoms bookshelves are lined with Kant books, and Eltoms has read Kant at least 50 times.
“I read all his books, even the first one I read,” he explained.
“Then I thought, well, maybe I can learn some of his stuff in philosophy.”
Elsomd’s interest in philosophy started when he started taking courses in philosophy, philosophy of mind, and ethics.
He got his master degree in neuroscience in 2019.
He went to Japan to work on his PhD, but he had to drop out.
Eltoman said he felt he was a failure in his PhD program, and that he didn’t get the help he needed.
“It was really difficult for me to get through it,” he recalled.
When Eltomo got back to the US in 2016, he had two major courses to choose from: an elective in philosophy and neuroscience from the University of Chicago and a master in philosophy in neuroscience from University of Washington.
Elesomd said he went with the neuroscience course, which had two students enrolled, and the philosophy course, with one student enrolled.
Elesom’s master’s thesis was completed in 2019, and it took him two years to finish.
Eelsomd has been applying for graduate school in philosophy since he graduated.
He plans to pursue an M.A. in philosophy after completing his Ph.d. in 2019 and has been considering options for a Ph.
“As a PhD student, I want to be a full-time philosopher,” he told Al Jazeera.
“I want to do the most research I can.
I want people to study the material I’m presenting and to be able to apply it to their lives.”