“I am sitting with a philosopher in the garden. He says again and again, “I know that that is a tree”, pointing to a tree that is near us. Someone else arrives and hears this, and I tell him, “This fellow isn’t insane. We are only doing philosophy.”
Wittgenstein, On Certainty, (467)
Gerlach is German and rhymes with bear-lock. I was born and raised in the Haight Ashbury of San Francisco, moved to Berkeley for college and grad school, with an MA in History of Religion from the Graduate Theological Union of Berkeley, and now teach Philosophy and the history of human thought at Berkeley City College. I have taught Intro Philosophy, Ethics, Logic, Asian Philosophy, Greek Philosophy, Modern European Philosophy and Social & Political Philosophy there for the past several years, and it has been a joy.
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