Professor Gregory Clark brings different viewpoints together by fostering interesting experiences and lively discussions. “Philosophy grounds students in important, fundamental, and long-lasting conversations. It also provides models and strategies for thinking about things that are so novel or so profound that we might naturally not know where to begin,” he says.
Clark is committed to experiential education and connecting students with different neighborhoods in Chicago, making intentional use of the city through field trips to some of its unlikeliest places—an archery range, a bicycle repair shop, a nature center, and an intentional Christian community.
Classroom discussions range from topics of faith to the ideas of ancient and modern-day philosophers, but he ultimately is teaching his students how to think about and ask questions.