I am currently 18 years old and a senior in high school. I have been interested in philosophy since my eighth-grade year, though I didn't really get into it at all until the COVID-19 pandemic started (as that gave me lots of free time).

My past (within the past 4 years) interests and work have included and covered Randian Objectivism, Orthodox Marxist critique, German Pessimism (e.g., Schopenhauer, Mainländer, and Nietzsche), Max Stirner's egoism, anarchism in its many varieties, esp. post-left anarchism, the philosophy of George Bataille, German Idealism (e.g., Kant, Fichte, Schelling, and Hegel), the philosophy of many 20th-century Continental philosophers (e.g., Husserl, Heidegger, Sartre, Foucault, Deleuze-Guattari, Lyotard, Land, Derrida, Baudrillard, and more), the philosophy of many 20th-century Analytic philosophers (e.g., Henry Sheffer, Bertrand Russell, G. E. Moore, Ludwig Wittgenstein, and Max Black), and the logocentric predicament.

My recent (within the past year) interests and work concern contemporary epistemologists (e.g., Laurence BonJour, Ernest Sosa, Richard Fumerton, Timothy McGrew, Jim Pryor, Noah Lemos, and Michael Huemer) and their theories (e.g., moderate rationalism, non-vicious epistemic circularity, direct acquaintance, metafoundationalism, dogmatism, common sense epistemology, and phenomenal conservatism). They also concern the implications of these epistemologists' views within the rest of epistemology, metaphysics (esp. ontology; though, also some cosmology), ethics (esp. meta-ethics and normative ethics; though, also some applied ethics, e.g., veganism and abortion), and political philosophy (esp. libertarianism and anarchism).

My current (within the past month or so) interests and work concern refuting skepticism and this has caused me to be more heavily immersed in the work of many of the previously mentioned contemporary epistemologists (esp. Michael Huemer), though also the great Scottish philosopher Thomas Reid and many that construct theories indebted to him (e.g., Lawrence Sanger).

If anyone wants to find me, you can email me at evanjackdebate@gmail.com. I wish you all the best in your intellectual endeavors.


Evan Jack

How sweet terror is, not a single line, or a ray of morning sunlight fails to contain the sweetness of anguish. - Georges Bataille