Baus rhymes with 'house'
3 May 1973
Redeemer University College '03
M.A. philosophy (abd) / theologyVrije Universiteit, Amsterdam '06
North-West University, Potchesfstroom (present)
metaphilosophy, philosophical anthropology, social philosophy, political philosophy, reformational philosophy
I am a graduate student at North-West University in South Africa, finishing my thesis on the topic of self-knowledge.
You can find my academic writing here, and a layman's summary of my philosophical perspective here, and an intro to my politics here. I also occasionally write on various topics at my main blog here; and sometimes post videos here.
voicemail : 973-ideolog [433-6564] | email : ideologATgmail
I was born and (primarily) raised in southwest Baltimore, Maryland. I have an older sister and two younger brothers; a niece and four nephews.
During my middle school years (1984-1987) we lived in Munich, Germany —and we returned to Baltimore for my high school years (1987-1991).
I was brought up in the Orthodox Presbyterian Church, and in early high school I grew more consciously Reformed in my theological views. In late high school I discovered my strong interest in philosophy.
After high school, I taught English conversation in Chiba, Japan for about a year (1991-1992) before entering college.
After attending the last couple years at Covenant College (near Chattanooga, Tennessee), only part-time, I dropped out and moved into Baltimore city where I worked odd jobs and instructed children in catechism.
In the late spring of 2001, I moved back to Baltimore, working at a coffee shop, until the fall of 2002, when I moved to Hamilton, Ontario where I enrolled at Redeemer University College, finishing my bachelor's degree in philosophy. I spent that summer of 2003 in Chicoutimi, Quebec studying French.
After two years back in Baltimore (2003-2005), working at a bookstore, I then moved to Amsterdam, the Netherlands and began a Masters program in philosophy at the Vrije Universiteit.
After about a year and a half in Amsterdam, I returned to the U.S. at the end of 2006. I had hoped to finish my thesis at home, but various "circumstances didn't permit."
From about 2007 through 2010, I lived in the Susquehanna Valley area of Pennsylvania, working odd jobs, including teaching at the Susque Academy in Trout Run, and occasional substituting at Northumberland Christian School.
In early 2011 I moved to Phnom Penh, Cambodia where I received a TESOL certificate and taught for eight months. I then moved to Beijing, China and taught English there for about three years. In May 2014, I moved to Budapest, Hungary, and continued freelance teaching there for four years.
In the spring of 2018, I returned to the U.S. and moved to Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania for about 6 months, and studied the art of mead-making. Since 2019, I've been in Northumberland, working odd jobs and continuing research and writing.