Buddy Boren North
Doctoral Student (Columbia)
As an Alaskan Athabaskan, Buddy has a deep connection to philosophy and education as a means to thrive. His work in virtue epistemology has lead him to philosophy of education, and to questions like: how is epistemic value related to moral and eudaimonic value? He has a B.A. in philosophy from the University of Alaska, an M.A. in philosophy from the University of Victoria, and is a doctoral student at Teachers College, Columbia University studying philosophy and education. Along with studying the love of wisdom, Buddy has worked as an outdoor educator in Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia, China, and throughout Alaska. He is presently an online instructor for the University of Alaska and teaches Introduction to Philosophy and Introduction to Logic. He is an avid snowboarder, skateboarder, (cold water) surfer, chess player, student of life and is at Columbia University in the City of New York to study the axiological nature of education.