Nick Riggle

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Nick Riggle is a philosopher and writer. He received his PhD in philosophy from New York University and BA in philosophy from UC Berkeley. Nick is currently an Assistant Professor in the Department of Philosophy at the University of San Diego.

Most of Nick’s writing is about art and life and how they intersect. For example, he writes about personal style, how beauty can change who we are or what we care about, how to pursue aesthetic value in our lives, personal ideals, and self-presentation, among other things. He is the author of the book On Being Awesome: A Unified Theory of How Not to Suck (Penguin Books).

Nick is a former professional rollerblader and has traveled the globe skating in numerous demos, shows, and competitions, including the ESPN X Games (1998-2000). He invented several tricks and am considered an early founder and proponent of a style of skating called “mushroom blading”.

Nick lives in San Diego, CA, with his wife Brett and cat.

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