Simon Marcus

Simon Marcus

Analytic Philosopher

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Greater New York City Area
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Simon Marcus's Overview

Current
Past
  • Sessional Lecturer - Introduction to Philosophy at University of the Witwatersrand
  • Freelance Journalist at The Weekender; The Sunday Independent
  • Staff Writer at Music Industry Online
Education
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Simon Marcus' Education

New York University

M.A., Philosophy

20102013

Grade: GPA: 3.91

Coursework has focused on logic, language, and metaphysics.
MA thesis on the nature of disagreement between competing theories of the nature of reality. I addressed questions such as: if two scientific hypotheses are both consistent with the phenomena, which theory (if any) should we prefer, and why? When are two theories/hypotheses equivalent or identical? Similarly, when are disputes about the nature of reality merely verbal?

University of the Witwatersrand

BA Hons, Philosophy

20042009

Simon Marcus' Experience

Nonprofit; 51-200 employees; Think Tanks industry

October 2013Present (1 year) Greater New York City Area

Ensure TEDx talks comply with TED standards; assist with branding; write content for web and social media.

Adjunct Instructor

New York University

Educational Institution; 10,001+ employees; Higher Education industry

January 2013Present (1 year 9 months) Greater New York City Area

Adjunct Instructor for the course "Texts and Ideas," offered by the NYU College of Arts and Science.

Co-founder and Chief Strategist

Ladooma

June 2011Present (3 years 4 months) Greater New York City Area

A work-in-progress, www.Ladooma.com transforms social networking into social change for good. I'm the co-founder and chief strategist, responsible for idea generation, website structure and algorithms, research, and brand development.

Sessional Lecturer - Introduction to Philosophy

University of the Witwatersrand

Educational Institution; 1001-5000 employees; Higher Education industry

January 2010June 2010 (6 months)

Freelance Journalist

The Weekender; The Sunday Independent

October 2007June 2009 (1 year 9 months) Johannesburg Area, South Africa

Contributed articles and photographs to national newspapers The Weekender and the Sunday Independent. My work included commentary on law, ethics, and politics, as well as reviews of music and theatre.

Staff Writer

Music Industry Online

January 2006December 2006 (1 year) Johannesburg Area, South Africa

Staff Writer for Music Industry Online (www.mio.co.za), writing on digital music technology, recording, acoustics, and performance

Simon Marcus' Skills & Expertise

  1. Research
  2. Analysis
  3. Creative Strategy
  4. Writing
  5. Idea Generation
  6. Sound Design
  7. Music
  8. Studio Recording
  9. Teaching
  10. Graphic Design
  11. Photography
  12. Photoshop
  13. Editing
  14. Copywriting
  15. Copy Editing
  16. Blogging
  17. Press Releases
  18. New Media
  19. Creative Writing
  20. Social Networking
  21. Social Media
  22. Content Strategy
  23. Digital Photography
  24. Digital Media

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Simon Marcus' Languages

  • Afrikaans

    (Professional working proficiency)
  • English

    (Native or bilingual proficiency)

Simon Marcus' Volunteer Experience & Causes

  • Volunteer Experience

    • Volunteer

      Housing Works
      November 2012 present (1 year 11 months)

      Housing Works' mission is to end the dual crises of homelessness and AIDS through relentless advocacy, the provision of lifesaving services, and entrepreneurial businesses that sustain their efforts. One such business is the Housing Works bookstore, at which I am a volunteer.

Simon Marcus' Additional Information

Websites:
Interests:

• Analytic Philosophy • New technology and digital solutions • Social media • Logic and the foundations of mathematics • Guitar, bass, drums, keys • Sound engineering and audio production • Digital photography • Squash, tennis, bicycling

Groups and Associations:

New York University

Honors and Awards:

• 2010-12: NYU GSAS Scholarship
• 2010-12: Oppenheimer Memorial Trust Award (for overseas graduate study)
• 2010-12: FirstRand/Laurie Dippenaar Scholarship (for overseas graduate study)
• 2009: BA (HONS) in Philosophy with distinction, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg
• 2008: BA in Philosophy and English with distinction, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg
• 2005: Babette Taute Award (excellence in English literature)
• 2004-05: Peggy Regina Prize (excellence in English literature)

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