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Splash Biography

FIONA FURNARI, Princeton freshman, major yet to be determined.

Major: Undecided

College/Employer: Princeton

Year of Graduation: 2018

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Brief Biographical Sketch:

I'm currently still set on studying everything, but my current list of prospective majors has been narrowed to philosophy, English, neuroscience, and molecular biology. I've always loved literature and immunology, and since being at Princeton have really enjoyed all of my philosophy classes and just love generally talking for hours about ethical dilemmas and weird metaphysical problems. Outside academics, I'm involved with the Princeton Martial Arts Club (Muay Thai), Innovation Magazine (Princeton Journal of Science and Technology), the Women's Philosophy Discussion Group, and the Princeton Climbing Team.

Past Classes

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H272: The Ethics of Biological Immortality in Splash Spring 15 (Apr. 25, 2015)
Imagine a disease suddenly affects everyone on Earth - causing 100,000 people to die each day. Within thirty years, one in seven people in the world will have died of this - one billion people. If this were the case, it would seem that we would be obligated to try to fight this disease and save lives. However, around 100,000 people die each day due to aging. Are we obligated to fight aging? Supposing that we could be biologically immortal, should we allow humans to become so? In this class, we will introduce students to a new way of looking at philosophical arguments and discuss these dilemmas and more.