Jacob Blitz

University Fellows Cohort Member, 2021-2022
PhD Student, Philosophy
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Jacob is a doctoral student in the Department of Philosophy. He grew up in the Washington, D.C. area and graduated from the University of Chicago with BAs in Philosophy and Linguistics, after which he served in AmeriCorps as a high school tutor. His research is in ethics, especially where it can be understood through language practices; current foci include how one's values can change over time and what morally-inflected terms do in conversation. He is also interested in the pedagogy of philosophy at both college and pre-college levels. He plays folk guitar and banjo and enjoys word games.