Episode 06: THE HIGH SCHOOL TEACHER +9 Years Philosophy Major

Life After Philosophy

10-07-2023 • 25分

Olivia Aungst teaches English at Catoctin High School in Thurmont, Maryland. She was a Philosophy and English double major at Mount St. Mary's University (Class of 2014), where she studied with the late Prof. Trudy Conway. Olivia wrote her honors project on on Thomas Aquinas' virtue of misericordia in light of Portia's speech on mercy in Shakespeare's The Merchant of Venice. Topics Discussed: value of philosophy for high school teachers & students; self-improvement; legacy of Trudy Conway; philosophy, faith & literature; integration; Olivia's advice for college students; memorable women philosophers.