Steven Yates

About Steven Yates

A doctorate in philosophy and generalist, his interests range from philosophy of science to political philosophy and the role of philosophy in an advanced civilization. His latest book is Four Cardinal Errors: Reasons for the Decline of the American Republic, and he teaches philosophy at Universidad de Santiago de Chile and owns Final Draft Editing Service.

Greenville to Santiago: Why I Left the United States for Chile

Should You Do It Too?

Should You Do It Too?

On May 31 to June 1, 2012, I moved from Greenville, South Carolina, to Santiago, Chile. My belongings, loaded onto a container a few days before, were already on their way.

I’d left a part-time teaching position as an adjunct at a public university. The job was as stable as such jobs ever are, with at least three courses per semester for very low pay. I’d asked for a salary increase since I’d been there seven years, and was turned down. I chose to walk away.

“Why did I do it?” is a common question I receive—and “Why Chile?”

While an appearance on the show was not possible, given scheduling conflicts, Steven Yates accepted a Skype interview to expand on this article.

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