Vivian Feldblyum

  • Graduate Student

Prior to joining the University of Pittsburgh in 2016, I received my Bachelor’s degree in Philosophy from McGill University. My main interests lie at the intersection of moral psychology, metaethics, and Ancient philosophy (especially Aristotle). I am also interested in the history of skepticism in the ancient world, especially the varieties of linguistic skepticism found in ancient India and China (early Buddhism and Daoism, respectively). My current work is concerned with the nature of pleasure, and my dissertation develops an account of pleasure on which it is best understand as a non-intellectual form of evaluative cognition. Outside of philosophy I enjoy playing classical guitar, writing music, yelling angrily about hockey, and reading or watching good science fiction.