Splash Biography

QUINTON WOOD, UCLA Aspiring Philosopher

Major: Philosophy

College/Employer: UCLA

Year of Graduation: 2025

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Brief Biographical Sketch:

Hello! My name is Quinton Wood. I'm first-year/transfer Philosophy student at UCLA hoping to get a PhD in Philosophy and become a professor one day. I love studying logic and metaphysics and thinking about wild ways to look at the universe--so much so that I've taken to teach about it!

In my free time I like to study neuroscience, music theory, and internet culture. I also love working on environmental change and training as a boxer!

This year I'm teaching a course on how to use 'thought experiments,' which are basically science fiction stories, to do Philosophy. I hope to inspire you and give you some of the tools needed to do some great philosophy. See you soon!

Past Classes

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H243: Science Fiction and Philosophy: Manipulating Metaphysics in Splash Spring 2022 (Apr. 23, 2022)
Have you ever wondered if science fiction stories like those you see in movies, books, and comic books are actually possible? What sort of lessons can we learn about the real world from fantastic and magical tales like Star Wars and The Matrix? In this course, we will break down what’s going on behind the scenes in science fiction and view how philosophers use science fiction in what they call ‘thought experiments.’ This will show us how to enhance our science fiction using philosophy and how to enhance our philosophy using science fiction.