Tyler Hildebrand '06
Major: Philosophy and Economics
- Acting Assistant Professor of Philosophy, University of Washington
“On some level, everyone must engage the following question: How should I live? As a philosopher, my professional life is devoted to answering questions such as this and to teaching my students to do the same. This requires careful thinking, creativity, open-mindedness, and a critical attitude.
“At PLU, my professors helped me to appreciate the value of an examined life. They constantly challenged me, both academically and personally. This provided an ideal environment for me to cultivate the skills and attitudes above—which, I must note, are prerequisites for virtually any meaningful career path.”