The Daily Ant hosts a weekly series, Philosophy Phridays, in which real philosophers share their thoughts at the intersection of ants and philosophy. This interview with Dr. Vida Yao is the 67th contribution in the series.
Dr. Vida Yao sat down with The Daily Ant to discuss graciousness, implicit bias, boredom, ant puns, and more. Enjoy!
Dr. Vida Yao is Assistant Professor of Philosophy at Rice University. She received her Ph.D. at UNC Chapel Hill in 2016 and did her undergraduate work at the University of British Columbia and UC Berkeley, as a Killam-Fulbright Fellow. She works in ethics and moral psychology, has written on boredom, weakness of will, the guise of the good thesis, and implicit bias, and organizes the Rice Workshop in Humanistic Ethics. She regularly teaches classes on the history of ethics, death, and feminist philosophy, and is currently working on a monograph on grace and the virtue of graciousness. You can follow her on Instagram @vida.philosophy.