What is trust and what is considered trustworthy? Naomi Scheman develops the concept of trust based on philosophical theories and practice. At the University, Scheman evaluates how various University communities experience and create trust. Her passion and commitment are shown through her work with individuals who merge academia and activism.
Samuel Fletcher has a passion for the philosophy of science. His work incorporating physics and applied mathematics in philosophy promises to open up new realms of philosophy for undergraduates at the University of Minnesota. He aims to show that there are many ways in which philosophy and science intersect productively.
Recent graduate Jessica Richardson is passionate about environmental philosophy, feminist philosophy, and ecology—fields that excite her and drive her to question the relationships between physical and social environments.
Asher Waldfogel (BA '75, philosophy) combined his passions for the humanities and his interest in technology to eventually run several high-tech companies. Waldfogel was born with a passion for innovation and risk, and learned the key to success is understanding trends and timing when everything happens quickly and nothing is permanent.