Splash@UCSD 2021

Splash Biography

NIEL BEZROOKOVE, pretentious philosopher

Major: Cognitive Science

College/Employer: UCSD

Year of Graduation: 2018

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Brief Biographical Sketch:

hi im niel i love wittgenstein, red pandas, and art. im from the netherlands but my parents are from iran (axis of evil). i studied cognitive science with an interest in language and decision making.

i work in UCSDs comparative cognition lab and do studies on children and apes.

Past Classes

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H257: Ancient Greek Philosophy in Splash Spring 2019 (Apr. 20, 2019)
Who were these lazy old Greek guys who sat around and talked? And how did their ideas lead to math, science, computers, law, medicine, and art as we know it today? We'll learn about the big names in Ancient Greece and question their ideas, while also learning more about ourselves and why we believe what we believe. With a little bit of imagination, we'll become Greek philosophers ourselves. Topics we'll talk about: Why is there something and not nothing? What does it mean to say you know something? Why does 1+1=2 mean something? What is the difference between right and wrong? Why do some things look good and other things look bad?