[The Knowledge Project Ep. #126] Nancy Sherman: Soldiers and Stoics
Shane: I’m curious as to what’s your journey to philosophy?
Nancy: Oh, that begins a long time ago. I think I probably was in high school and I found myself thinking about going to college, which was extremely exciting for me. I thought, what am I going to study? Well, what I really want to do is learn about human beings. What makes a human being? I get to Bryn Mawr and lo and behold, the course I think that’s going to do it is anthropology, but anthropology is physical anthropology. That means the professor rolled in with bones and fossils. And then I took a psychology course and I was sort of almost on my way to becoming a psychology major, but we were very influenced at the time by behaviorism and by essentially running rats. I had a very lovely one whom I named Absalom. I was reading Faulkner at the time.
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