Emerson Salovaara

Philosophy, Class of 2019

I’m a Philosophy major with certificates in Hellenic Studies and Medieval Studies.

Role(s) held in the Humanistic Studies Program:

Certificate Student, Student Mentor, Behrman Society


Behrman Society, McPhee Grant

Activities on campus:

Triathlons, Outdoor Action, American Enterprise Institute, the Witherspoon Institute, various reading groups, the James Madison Program in American Ideals and Institutions

Why I decided to study the humanities:

To acquaint myself with meaningful intellectual traditions and to engage my reflective energies.

What I have gained from the humanities:

I have gained excellent friends, some rhetorical abilities, and little of commercial value.

Independent work:

My senior thesis will explore the conflict in legal philosophy between natural law theory and legal positivism.

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