Allen PorterFreelance Writer
Allen Porter is currently a second-year graduate student in philosophy at Rice University. Prior to Rice he received a M.A. in philosophy from Tulane; prior to that he was a German major at Princeton University. In his academic research he focuses on the philosophy of language and so-called “continental” philosophy. A voracious consumer of media of all kinds, he firmly believes that the most important practical task for philosophy today is to cultivate critical thinking in the populace at large.