Welcome to the homepage of the not-quite-famous philosopher Matthew Pike (1978-?)! Who am I? Well, in brief, I am a guy from Colorado who is currently working towards a Ph.D. in philosophy at the University of Colorado, Boulder. Philosophy is the only discipline that serves to unite everything- all subjects, all possibilities, and all areas of experience into one realm of discourse, and is therefore, in my humble opinion, the greatest sphere of study. I am also a musician (or at least used to be, my current abilities may make the application of this label questionable), and spend a lot of time hiking, camping, and doing other things outdoors. For more about me, see my bio.
About this website
This site is intended to give me somewhere to post some of the various philosophy papers I have written in my journey, both as a philosophy undergrad at the University of Colorado, Denver and now as a graduate student at the University of Colorado, Boulder. It is also intended to be a place for me to put the (seemingly) random electronic files that I want to make available, but for which I do not have a specific destination. Feel free to look around, read some papers, drop me a note. If you are a student, go to my Courses/Teaching section for info on classes as well as resources you may find helpful.
12/20/17: Time for the new semester! Materials for PHIL1000 Spring 2017 will be posted soon in the Courses/Teaching section.
5/6/16: I'm honored to be the first person to receive both the Philosophy Department Morriston Teaching Award (2016) and the University of Colorado Graduate Student Teaching Excellence Award (2014-2015)! My thanks go out to the many great teachers and students with whom I've been lucky enough to learn!
Office Hours: MWF, time to be announced.
Location: Innisfree Coffee on the Hill.
Please feel free to drop by with any questions, or simply to chat about philosophy, life, the universe and everything...