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    Posted: 25-Sep-2007 at 02:27
So I figured that we all might benefit if we introduced ourselves, and provided a brief intellectual biography. It would be wonderful if we could all check one thread in this sub-forum to see precisely where each individual philosopher/theologian stands. Feel free to edit whenever you want--for, indeed, ideological loyalties can be ephemeral in nature. Please put your profile in a "quote" format.  I have included an example of an introduction--mine actually--below. I would ask that this thread be reserved solely for introductions, and not for debates or responses to another's profile. Please contrain yourself to editing and re-editing your original post, rather than posting more than once in this thread.
 
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Religion: Orthodox Christian, former Agnostic
 
Philosophical Loyalties: Christian Dogmatics, an occasional bit of Nominalism, lingering Skepticism
 
Areas of Interest: Theology, Canon Law, Patristics, Agnosticism
 
Formal Training in Related Areas: Undergraduate and Graduate
 
Addendum: Since the above was intended as an example, I will repost my profile below. Please feel free to include more--or fewer--categories according to your personal preference. I plan on adding categories/getting a bit more specific with my own profile at some point in the future. Smile
 
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Akolouthos
 
Religion: Orthodox Christian, former Agnostic
 
Philosophical Loyalties: Christian Dogmatics, an occasional bit of Nominalism, lingering Skepticism
 
Areas of Interest: Theology, Canon Law, Patristics, Agnosticism
 
Formal Training in Related Areas: Undergraduate and Graduate
 
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  Quote Paul Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 25-Sep-2007 at 10:38
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Religion: Nihilist
 
Philosophical Loyalties: Situationism, Guy Debord, George Orwell, Richard Niehart.
 
Areas of Interest: Postmodernism, Anarchism, Nietzsche, Baudrillard, Leotard, Foucalt, Wittgenstein, Sartre, Artificial Intelligence.
 
Formal Training in Related Areas: BA Philosophy, MA Contemporary French Thought.
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  Quote Guests Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 25-Sep-2007 at 15:02
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Religion: Islam, cricket.
 
Philosophical Loyalties: The Atomists, the Miletesiun school, Kelsenian, 20th century Islamic
 
Areas of Interest: Modern Jurisprudence, especially HLA Hart, Ronald Dworkin and Hans Kelsen.
 
Formal training: LLB Honours.
 
 
 
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  Quote ulrich von hutten Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 25-Sep-2007 at 16:06
Religion: draconic non-religious 
Philosophical Loyalties:  Charles Bukowski, Bommi  Baumann, Alfred Dblin 
Areas of Interest:   Struggle for the Emancipation of the Working Class
Formal training: the true training takes place on the streets and places of the class struggle, not at the universities.


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  Quote Aster Thrax Eupator Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 25-Sep-2007 at 17:05
Religion: Pan-Deist with lingering Ashkenazi Jewish sympathies
 
Philosophical Loyalties: I am an ametur, but my loyalties lie in rationalism and coherentialism epistemology (Bradly and Spinoza are my Chi Rho!) and my morals are obviously culturally christian, but I have various leanings towards Nihilism
 
Areas of Interest: Theology, Epistemology/Metaphysics and MetaEthics
 
Formal Training in Related Areas: In the process of doing AS Philosophy, but have also spent many years reading around the subject intensely, mainly in the areas concerning theology and Epistemology/Metaphysics
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  Quote Gharanai Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 26-Sep-2007 at 16:56
Religion: Islam, Pashtunwali
Philosophical Loyalties: Religious Left (Muslim Left), Mahmud Tarzi, Islamic Civilization 
Areas of Interest: History, International Relations, Computers
 
Formal training: BsIT Honours


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  Quote Chilbudios Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 26-Sep-2007 at 17:37
Religion: none
Philosophical Loyalties: agnosticism among the certainties (ironically it may sound), I have many uncertainties (probably as an extension of my agnosticism) e.g. foundationalism/coherentism (can't decide to commit myself only to one of them), though often I like to play the devil's advocate role (argue for argument's sake), so ... don't try to infer my real beliefs from my sayings Wink 
Areas of Interest: history (almost all topics of ancient and medieval Europe and Near East and North Africabut also history of various cultural or social aspects: ideas, behaviors, art,  architecture, etc.), literature (mostly European classics, with few exceptions), linguistics (IE languages), philosophy (epistemology, logic), cryptography, music (also occasionally composing in a rather clumsy manner)
Formal training: Master degree in Computer Science
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  Quote Menumorut Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 26-Sep-2007 at 19:39
Religion: Orthodox Christian

Philosophical Loyalties: Apophatic Mystic, unceased prayer, Patristic way of life and philosophy. Apophatic is for me rather a way of avoiding false meanings of things and consists in not following the movement of thoughts when I'm conscious that I can avoid this. The truth cann't be reached of human initiative but only of divine initiative. Any human rational investigation is producing bad results. God is alive, rational, personal and He is the Being, the whole existence is included in him but his creatures are different of him. The truth is experienced rather sensitivley than theoreticaly, even sensitively is not the proper term.


Areas of Interest: Computer Arts and Programming, History, Archaeology, Anatomy.

Formal Training in Related Areas: Graduated in Graphic Arts, self study in other domains
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  Quote Comet Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 29-Sep-2007 at 06:45
Religion: Protestant Lutheran-Conservative (Lutheran Church Missouri Synod)

Philosophical Loyalties: None...unless you count educational philosophy (I'm a teacher :))

Areas of Interest: Renaissance/Reformation history, Popular heretical movements post 1000, late 14th century Lollardy, archeology, Christian, Islamic, and Judaic history, educational history.


Formal training: undergraduate and graduate in history...specialized in Renaissance/Reformation history and 14th century Lollardy...teach World and American history as well as World Cultures.

History is never clear cut...there are hardly any absolutes
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  Quote gcle2003 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 29-Sep-2007 at 14:12
 
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Religion: None, brought up High Anglican.
 
Philosophical Loyalties: Popper and the Vienna Circle; Russell; the British empiricists - Hume, Ockham...; Aristotle
 
Areas of Interest: Epistemology, belief systems, political theories
 
Formal Training in Related Areas: Undergraduate included history of philosophy and theories of the modern state; postgraduate not relevant here; lectured at business school and university (organisational behaviour and planning and control systems.
 
Relevant books: Managers and Magic (and various foreign language versions) exploring magicoreligious behaviour in the business world particularly; Northbourne Tales, a textbook on comparative religion for British schools.
 
 
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  Quote pekau Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 08-Oct-2007 at 20:10
Religion: Protestant. (I never questioned what kind... I will find out sometime later...)
 
Philosophical Loyalties: Hmm... I have no particular loyalty to any philosophers... since I usually just debate myself. But I do like George Orwell's ideas. Situational ethics is ok...just nervous about how people will abuse this idea... and I kind of like Machiavelli' infamous and realistic quote, "The end justifies the mean".
 
 
Areas of Interest: Theology, Similaries between Religion and Science, and learning all point of views in everything.
 
Formal Training in Related Areas: Not much. Just debating myself until my brain came to the point of insanity. Would that count as... training?
     
   
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Religion: Orthodox Christian, Prostestant - all the above.

Philosophical: Skepticism, Theology, live and let live, love your nieghbor as yourself, speak softly and carry a big stick, etc, etc.

Areas of Interest: History, archaeology, hiking, backpacking, hunting with bow, skiing- down hill/X-country, spending time with my girlfriend, reading and bird watching.

Education Undergraduate-The Evergreen State College. graduate studies in cultural history- Eastern Washington University TESL certifivate -Eastern WA U
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  Quote Panther Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 23-Dec-2007 at 12:06
Religon: Protestant and American style football... Go Cowboys!
 
Philosophical:  The golden rule (or pretty much so...)
 
Areas of Interest: History in general, military strategy/tactics, Science (Especially amatuer Astronomy and Meteorology) & basically learning from others.
 
Formal Training in Related Areas: Stopped regrettably short of earning my BA in history. Embarrassed Would that disqualify me for holding any resemblance of any intelligence against the likes of you guy's?
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Religion: Skeptical... Actually, mainly agnostic with certain symphaty for Catholicism.

Philosophical: skeptical. I preffer Ionian phylosophers to Plato. Greather phylosopher? Jesus. Fan of Archimedes, Apolonious, Ptolmey, Bacon, Kepler, Newton, Darwin, Mendel and Einstein in general sciences. Respectful admirer of Aristhotles, Kant, Marx and other phylosophers.

Areas of Interest: History in general and diffusion of local Hispanic and Native heritage in particular. Science fiction and futurology. Hard sciences and genetics, particularly advanced mathematics. Evolution of life. Semiology, symbology and Jung's psycology of archetypes.
 
Formal trainning: Computer engineer with an MSc in Computer Science. Papers in A.I (robot vision).
 
Hobbies: Writer with several articles published, in tourism, S.F. critics and sciencifit diffusion. Amateur writer of S.F. tales.
 
Relevant Books/Series: Bronowski, the Ascent of Man. Carlos Fuentes, The buried mirror, Carl Sagan Cosmos. In fiction: Quixote, Cid, A trip to the Moon (Verne).
 
 


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Religion: Hardline secularist. Atheist

Philosophical Loyalties: I dont really follow any specific though

Areas of Interest: Classical Rome, Late Antiquity, Balkan history(last 200 years specifically). Also ethnography.

Formal Training in Related Areas: Undergrad

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  Quote Cezar Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 24-Jan-2008 at 10:06
Religion: none - on the verge of antitheism and/or antireligion
 
Philosophical Loyalties: maybe Utilitarianism
 
Area of Interest: History (mostly military, focused on WWII), science, science fiction, computer games, women, economics
 
Formal Training in Related Areas: BA - Finances and Banking
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Religion: Stoic, Neohellenic

Philosophical Loyalties: Socratic thought, Stoicism, Marcus Aurelius, Epictetus, Rationalism, anti-Existentialist, anti-Nihilist

Areas of Interest: Classical thought, scientific thought, the system of logic and its potential

Formal Training in Related Areas: No formal philosophical training
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  Quote Illirac Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 31-Jan-2008 at 21:44
 
Religion: atheist
Philosophical Loyalties: Kant, Nietzsche, Fromm, Orwell, Confucius, Kolakowski, Marx, Max Weber, Freud, socialism, kritarchy and others.
Areas of Interest: History, Fra Dolcino (and all of the "heretics"),  governments (plutocracy, meritocracy and so on), economy,  religions, famous quotes, "chaos theory", nuclear weapons, chemistry, study of probability, sociology, law, ethics...
Formal Training in Related Areas:......
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  Quote Flipper Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 31-Jan-2008 at 21:58
Religion: Hellenic, former Ortodox christian and Protestant with great respect to peoples religious views
 
Philosophical Loyalties: Plato, Voltaire, Pythagoreans
 
Areas of Interest: Music, Archeology, Science, Culture
 
Formal Training in Related Areas: IT & Maths


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