Into the Coast is a series of interviews with academic philosophers. We think of philosophy as a living discipline. Its questions and problems shift and develop over time and get much of their shape from the specific people posing and working through them. What we aim to do with this series is capture some of the state of play in contemporary philosophy by sitting down with the people in the thick of it. We hope that, by doing this in an informal setting, we can give viewers a sense, not just of what excites these people, but also of what it's like to be in conversation with them.

This project was inspired by past philosophical series, such as Michael Chanan's excellent Logic Lane. The introduction to our series and its title in fact come from an episode of Logic Lane featuring Gareth Evans and P.F. Strawson. You can learn more about Logic Lane at Michael Chanan's website.

This series is the work of Octavian Busuioc, Katie Howe, and Tuomo Tiisala.


Octavian Busuioc is the series' creator. He films and edits the episodes. He currently works in graphic design and media. In a past life, he completed a Ph.D. in philosophy at Queen's University, focusing on the intersection between perception and epistemology.


Katie Howe conducts the interviews, writes and edits copy for the website, and occasionally lugs around camera equipment. She is currently finishing up her Ph.D. in philosophy at the University of Chicago. She works on bodily awareness, self-knowledge, and personal identity.


Tuomo Tiisala created the soundtrack. Besides a long-standing interest in electronic music, he obtained a Ph.D. in philosophy from the University of Chicago with a dissertation on Michel Foucault. A former Bersoff Fellow at NYU’s Philosophy Department, he currently teaches at NYU Abu Dhabi.