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Location: Lichtenvoorde, Netherlands

Occupation: Worldview mongering

Birthdate: August 21, 1984 (33 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.
-Provisional instrumentalist.
-Paradigmatic relativist.

Regarding matters of ethics:

-Moderate Antisthenian.

Regarding matters of the mind:

-Brentanian phenomenologist.
-Somewhat Jungian.

Regarding matters of the world and the body:

-Provisional emergentist.

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").

My favorite books are listed here: Link.
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