This video features Alex Klippenstein (CMU ’14) at With Gratitude, April 26, 2014. With Gratitude is a CMU graduation weekend event at which class members share their experiences through spoken word or musical performance. The event brings together family members, graduates, students, faculty, and staff, and affords graduates a valuable opportunity to showcase what their studies have meant to them.
Here, Alex considers how Philosophy enabled him to more closely and rigorously examine the ideologies underpinning other disciplines of interest to him, such as Theology. He expresses gratitude for the way his Philosophical studies allowed and indeed pushed him to ask his very deepest, most difficult questions about the world, God, society, and himself.
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