Brendan Vize gained his BA(Hons) in Philosophy and Religious Studies and an MA in Philosophy from Victoria University of Wellington, NZ. After some travel and world exploration, he has moved to Melbourne with his new wife and cat, where he is working towards his PhD in Philosophy at Monash University. Despite spending a lot of time in academia, Brendan is mostly interested in the practical application of philosophy to real world problems, and loves this element of working with the School of Life. He has been teaching, tutoring, and facilitating philosophical discussion at various universities for almost 10 years. Brendan’s heroes are Bertrand Russell, Peter Singer, and Batman.