Sam is a recent graduate of the University of Chicago, where he studied Philosophy and Creative Writing. His academic interests are wide-ranging, extending from the socio-economic structure of the Roman Empire, to 19th century Japanese ukiyo-e prints. He is particularly fascinated by the limits, intersections, and overlap of typically opposed concepts: faith and reason, art and academics, Eastern and Western culture. At the UChicago he studied the work of Ludwig Wittgenstein with Jim Conant and was a regular attendee at the weekly Wittgenstein Workshop. Currently Sam is enjoying life in rural Japan, where he works as a teacher for the JET Program in seven Elementary Schools and Junior High Schools, “and may well stay another year”.
Undergraduate Award Overall & Programme Winner in 2014
University: University of Chicago
Category: Philosophical Studies
The Zen of Ludwig Wittgenstein: An Elucidation of the Elusive ‘Ethical Point’ of the Tractatus