Jonathan Perez-Reyzin

Jonathan Perez-Reyzin

Jonathan Perez-Reyzin
  • Concentration: Philosophy
  • Other Concentrations I've considered: Only philosophy was considered.
  • Courses taken
    • PHIL 174A: Animals and Ethics
    • PHIL 132: Marx and Marxism
    • PHIL 139X: Heidegger's Being and Time
    • PHIL 97 (tutorial): Moral Epistemology
    • PHIL 140: Fundamentals of Logic
    • PHIL 139: Later Heidegger
    • PHIL 156: Philosophy of Mind
    • PHIL 98 (tutorial): Neo-Aristotelian Virtue Ethics
    • PHIL 102: Aristotle's Theoretical Philosophy
    • PHIL 129: Kant's First Critique
    • PHIL 141: Frege, Russell, and the Early Wittgenstein
    • FRSEMR 31J: Skepticism and Knowledge
    • HIST 1324: French Social Thought
  • Thesis? Yes, currently writing
  • Anything else? For newcomers: I have been excited about philosophy since high school, so I was thinking I wanted to do philosophy when I came to Harvard. When I started taking classes in the department, I really enjoyed the style of teaching and the supportive atmosphere I found. I am always excited to talk to underclassmen about the department and about the field and I'm happy to chat about anything philosophy-related. I was the Editor-in-Chief of the Harvard Review of Philosophy for a year, and I truly think that that is a wonderful organization to explore one's philosophical interests outside the classroom, so I'm happy to talk about that too. For people thinking about concentration or thesis: I am writing a thesis about the epistemic status of altered consciousness, specifically as induced by psychedelic drugs. I think that a sustained piece of writing like this can be a really wonderful tool for refining the philosophical methods one has learned through their years of coursework. I've found that I have broad philosophical interests, but really like ethics, the philosophy of mind, and epistemology.