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Curious Minds

Questions of Existence

Rebecca Goldstein

What is? And what matters? These are the two biggest questions that ponder Rebecca Goldstein, American philosopher and novelist. She is fascinated by the nature of the world and reality, apart from quantum mechanics. The realm of philosophy actively tries to reconcile what science is telling us through deep questions about existence. Rebecca Goldstein unfolds her life story from scientist to philosopher, and how she demonstrated her ideas on inner intuition through the medium of novels.

32:16 | 2020

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About Rebecca Goldstein

Rebecca Newberger Goldstein grew up in White Plains, New York, and graduated summa cum laude from Barnard College, receiving the Montague Prize for Excellence in Philosophy, and immediately went on to graduate work at Princeton University, receiving her Ph.D. in philosophy. While in graduate school she was awarded a National Science Foundation Fellowship and a Whiting Foundation Fellowship.

After earning her Ph.D. she returned to her alma mater, where she taught courses in philosophy of science, philosophy of mind, philosophy of psychology, the rationalists, the empiricists, and the ancient Greeks. She has written over 10 novels and short stories, winning numerous awards and earning critical and popular success.

Visit her website https://www.rebeccagoldstein.com/biocv

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