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January 16th, 2009, 10:21 pm

The idea that a degree in Philosophy would not suit it's owner's needs reflects many values held by our materialistic Society. The main idea of philosophical study, for me anyway, is to obtain the skills and tools that I need to fully understand and approach reality, NOT to guarantee myself employme...

January 16th, 2009, 9:46 pm

I think that many people busy themselves with activities and concerns that are relevant to their environment. I wouldn't say that this is "escapism" from the realities of life, rather a natural adjustment to the circumstances as they present themselves. This leaves many people in American ...

December 28th, 2008, 4:37 pm

I'm reading a book right now that sounds like it's right up your alley; "How to Read a Book" by Mortimer Adler. Adler was a 20th century Philosopher of Education whose ideas have certainly influenced the curriculum at St. John's College through the concept that there are specific "Gre...

December 28th, 2008, 4:22 pm

Zen and the Art of Motorcyle Maintenance by Robert Pirsig. This book sparked my interest in philosophical concepts and I've been hooked ever since.


December 28th, 2008, 4:20 pm

My name is Gabe. I'm a 28 year old offshore technician from Houston, TX. I'm excited about learning more through discussion on this board.

December 28th, 2008, 3:36 am

I haven't read this in several years, but I remember agreeing with Rand on many ideas e.g. inherent value of a productive work ethic, capitalism yeilding the most good (quality of life, leisure time, etc.) for largest amount of people, and government aid's role in the breakdown of society. I distinc...

December 28th, 2008, 2:52 am

(quote not shown) The desireability of the "shell" notwithstanding, that "meat" that you crave would not have had the capability of developing into that which it is without the protective structure that ensures the thorough exchange of nutrients (or ideas, as it were). It's not a...

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