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Location: Lichtenvoorde, Netherlands
Occupation: Worldview mongering
Birthdate: August 21, 1984 (29 years old)
Interests: Beyond intellectual persuits? Card magic, singing, lifting weights, computergames, drawing...
Biography: This owl of Minerva flies high. Make of that what you will.
My philosophical views can be described as follows:
Regarding matters of epistemology:
-Sceptical regarding ontological matters.
Regarding matters of ethics:
Regarding matters of the mind:
Regarding matters of the world and the body:
My views on aesthetics are self-developed and can't be categorized as such.
My philosophy on life is a form of eudaimonia, where human flourishing is defined by arete (striving for personal excellence in whatever activity one chooses to participate in), virtue (living in harmony with oneself as an organism and with ones environment as an ecosystem, contributing to it's flourishing.), ataraxia (freedom from worry), euthymia (cheerfulness, because laughter and a happy spirit are the way), freedom (the realization that man is, by his own nature, unconditioned and free, and that the chains which bind can be broken quitte easily, as shown by the ancient cynics) and happiness ("Because (he answered) I hold to the belief, sirs, that wealth and poverty do not lie in a man's estate, but in men's souls." -Antisthenes, in Xenophons "Symposium").
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[Feb 16, 2013 - 5:11 AM]: In short, a disc of leftover space dust, circling around a newly formed star, out of which planets are constructed through the process of accretion.
[Feb 15, 2013 - 10:09 PM]: Should I tell him about protoplanetary discs?
[Feb 15, 2013 - 9:43 PM]: It's, like, the astronomical equivalent to carbon 14 dating, dude. You can just... Measure the space dust.
[Feb 13, 2013 - 5:37 PM]: @ Sapientia: Ah. Point taken.
[Feb 13, 2013 - 5:32 PM]: "The Dao that can be spoken isn't the Eternal Dao." - Laozi