Jennifer Wang
Stanford University

Jennifer Wang is a lecturer at Stanford University (previously she was an assistant professor of philosophy at the University of Georgia).  She earned her PhD at Rutgers University where she worked with Dean Zimmerman.  Her dissertation research is in the metaphysics of modality, although she is also interested in logic, epistemology, and early modern philosophy. Jenn once dressed up as the Ship of Theseus for Halloween.  It's debatable if she survived the night.

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Ship of Theseus

Jenn introduces us to a puzzle that has bedeviled philosophy since the ancient Greeks: the Ship of Theseus. She tells the Ship of Theseus story, and draws out the more general question behind it: what does it take for an object to persist over time? She then breaks this ancient problem down with

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