Jimmy Alfonso Licon works in epistemology, philosophy of science, and applied ethics. He has minor interests in meta-philosophy and philosophy of religion. Before coming to the University of Maryland, he took his MA in philosophy from San Francisco State University and his BA in philosophy from the University of California at Davis.
He enjoys comedy, baseball, bowling, classic movies, and telling jokes. He also abides.
‘The point of philosophy is to start with something so simple as not to seem worth stating, and to end with something so paradoxical that no one will believe it.’
--Bertrand Russell, The Philosophy of Logical Atomism
‘There is only one thing that a philosopher can be relied upon to do, and that is contradict other philosophers’
--William James, Remarks at a Peace Banquet