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    Posted: 06 Oct 2009 at 05:49
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 constrain 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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Religion: Orthodox Christian, former Agnostic
 
Philosophical Loyalties: Christian Dogmatics, Platonism (Old Academy and Christian Neoplatonism), an occasional bit of Nominalism, lingering Skepticism
 
Areas of Interest: Theology, Classical Philosophy, Canon Law, Patristics, Agnosticism
 
Formal Training in Related Areas: Undergraduate and Graduate
 
-Akolouthos


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Following the same format:
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Religion: I usually write 'none' but would accept agnostic.
 
Philosophical loyalties: empiricist - Hume, Mill, Popper, Wittgenstein...
 
Areas of interest: the sheer variety of human beliefs
 
Formal training in related areas: Part of history degree
 
Related publication: Northbourne Tales of Belief and Understanding (McGraw Hill, 1975)
 


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Religion: none.

Philosophical loyalties: Aristotle, Kant, Ockham's Razor, Modernism.

Areas of interest: pretty much almost all the humanities, but I do have a sustained interest in biology, economics, and medicine also

Formal training in related areas: admittedly my theological and religious knowledge stems largely from its impact on the historical development of human civilisation. It must be studied because it is relevant and important to that development. Though I have been known to browse the Bible and cruise the Koran from time to time out of curiosity.

That's me, your typical layman with casual curiosity here and there.
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First of all I guess in the past we did have a thread where we introduced ourselves, but I thing it's gone now, anyways here are mine:
 
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Religion: Monotheist, Muslim
 
Political loyalties: Islamic Left, Socialism
 
Areas of interest: History, Study of Traditions, Greater Middle East
 
Formal training in related areas: Info Tech, Mass Media Management
 


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Religion: Biblical Christianity (Monotheist)

Philosophical Bent: This is something I'm still working out the details on this. I'm a supernaturalist however.

Areas of Interest: Theology, apologetics, Roman History (spec. Eastern Roman Empire), World History, the development of culture/social trends  

Formal Training: Currently working on a Bachelor of Arts in Biblical Studies with a minor in Humanities


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Will it be permanently anchored here? Given that it is also "housed" in the first subset of categories...regardless, I've never posted and "Introduction"--perhaps it is the old military instinct: surprise, engulf, and destroy--so here goes:
 
Religion: Primitive Christian, but normally the inquiry usually elicits an MYOB as my riposte.
 
Philosophical prejudice: Pragmatist with a healthy dose of scholasticism and Nietzchean contempt for Homo vulgaris.
 
Areas of Interest: Cultural Historian (Annaliste) with total disdain for Comtean illusions as a consequence of exposure to the musings of Chateaubriand and Savarin! Consequently, the struggle against decadence is a highly personal one.
 
Favorite Social Critics: Ortega y Gasset, Jacques Barzun, and J. G. A. Pocock.
 
Hates: Poseurs of the ilk exemplified by Marx, Chomsky, Wilson and all adherents of scientism.
 
Educational Training: Know-it-all with the essential papers at hand to clean up the messes! If you are "poopifying" on History, Archaeology, Anthropology, Languages, Theology, Physical Science and Philosophy, you had best BEWARE!
 
Related Publications: Look it up in Bibliotheca Americana, for a start, or better yet use SpringerLink or JSTOR!
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Religion: raised Lutheran, now more of a 'spiritual' Christian

Philosophical Loyalty: Haven't read much philosophy outside of a high school philosophy class, but I am a fan of contemporary philosopher Stefan Molyneux, whose works you can read for free at his website, freedomainradio.com. He's an empiricist, who advocates non-initiation of force as the guiding principle in human ethics.

Political Loyalty: I'm on the fence between libertarian minarchy and libertarian anarchy. I'm also an adherent to the Austrian school of economic thought. I'm strongly opposed to socialism and authoritarianism in general.

Areas of Interest: German history, German language, military history, economics, and individual liberty

Formal Training: Currently pursuing undergraduate degrees in both History and German
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religion= monotheist a mix of zarostism + chrisianity(love christ)+ sufism in islam i love RUMI too

political=  christian  humanist and septical to all politicansBig smile hate dictatures 
interest= herbal medicin+ anthropoloy+ ancient civilisation+ archeology
formal training= studied french language+pharmacy + worked at pharmacy great part of my life+technical school
i also like and practice shooting+ hunting+ and some wrestling+ kendo


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EMPLOYMENT-SOCIAL-ROLE POSITIONS: 1943-2012

2009-2012-Retired and on two old-age pensions; living in George Town Tasmania

1999-2009-Writer & Editor, Poet & Publisher, Journalist & Independent Scholar; Retired Teacher & Lecturer, Tutor & Adult Educator, Taxi-Driver & Ice-Cream Salesman, George Town Tasmania Australia

2002-2005-Program Presenter City Park Radio Launceston

1999-2004-Tutor and/or President George Town School for Seniors Inc

1988-1999 -Lecturer in General Studies & Human Services West Australian Department of Training

1986-1987 -Acting Lecturer in Management Studies & Co-ordinator of Further Education Unit at Hedland College in South Hedland WA

1982-1985 -Adult Educator Open College of Tafe Katherine NT

1981 -Maintenance Scheduler Renison Bell Zeehan Tasmania

1980-Unemployed due to illness and recovery

1979 -Editor External Studies Unit Tasmanian CAE, Launceston; Youth Worker Resource Centre Association Launceston; Lecturer in Organizational Behaviour Tasmanian CAE; Radio Journalist ABC Launceston

1976-1978 -Lecturer in Social Sciences & Humanities Ballarat CAE Ballarat

1975 - Lecturer in Behavioural Studies Whitehorse Technical College, Box Hill Victoria

1974 -Senior Tutor in Education Studies Tasmanian CAE Launceston

1972-1973 -High School Teacher South Australian Education Department

1971 Primary School Teacher Whyalla SA Australia

1969-1971 Primary School Teacher Prince Edward County Board of Education Picton Ontario Canada

1969 Systems Analyst Bad Boy Co Ltd Toronto Ontario

1967-68 -Community Teacher Department of Indian Affairs & Northern Development Frobisher Bay NWT Canada

1959-67 -Summer jobs-1 to 4 months each- from grade 10 to end of university

1949-1967 - Attended 2 primary schools, 2 high schools and 2 universities in Canada-McMaster Uni-1963-1966 Windsor Teachers’ College-1966/7

1944-1963 -Childhood(1944-57) & adolescence(1957-63) in and around Hamilton Ontario

1943 to 1944-Conception in October 1943 to birth in July 1944 in Hamilton Ontario


2. SOME SOCIO-BIO-DATA TO 2012


I have been married twice for a total of 45 years. My second wife is a Tasmanian, aged 65.  We’ve had one child: age 34 in 2011. I have two step-children: ages: 45 and 41 in 2011 and two step-grandchildren, age 18 and 15 in 2011.  I am 66, am a Canadian who moved to Australia in 1971 and have written several books--all available on the internet. I retired from full-time teaching in 1999, part-time teaching in 2003 and volunteer teaching/work in 2005 after 35 years in classrooms. In addition, I have been a member of the Baha’i Faith for 52 years. Bio-data: 6ft, 230 lbs, eyes-brown/hair-grey, Caucasian.

My website is found at: http://www.ronpriceepoch.com/  You can also go to any search engine and type: Ron Price followed by any one of a number of words: poetry, Bahá'í, literature, history, bipolar disorder, psychology, sociology, inter alia._________________________



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married for 47 years, a teacher for 32, a student for 18, a writer and editor for 15 and a Baha'i for 55(in 2014)
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Feel free to delete the above post regarding my profile.-Ron Price, Australia
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Philosophical Loyalty: I taught philosophy at colleges of advanced education and technical colleges in Australia for some 30 years. I do not possess a loyalty to any one school but have what could be called an eclectic range of interests in the field.

Political Loyalty: The Baha'i Faith is a non-partisan religion. it's adherents are discouraged from affiliating with or giving their loyalty to a party. When I vote, therefore, I always vote for the man and not the party.

Areas of Interest: the social and behavioural sciences, the physical and biological sciences.

Formal Training: B.A.(sociology-1966), B.Ed.(1967), M.A.(Qual) 1988; 4 partly completed graduate diplomas.
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Religion: Confucian Taoist Shamanist (siplified, Traditional chinese religion)
 
Political Party in China: Imperialist of the Former Da Qing
 
Outer Court Position: 27th highest of the Xu Fa class and Zu siphu (Hala Khan) of the Wei Clan.
 
Political Party in America: Democratic
 
Languages: 1. Chinese traditional, 2. English, 3. Manchurian hanyu traditional, 4. Mongolian, 5. Japanese
Learning Korean and German
 
Educational Fields and Qualifications: PhD. in Sinology, Studied under Stephen Addiss for Chinese Painting and Calligraphy for 20 years, Bachelor Degree in Economics
 
Interests: The French Horn, the history of Eastern Asia, the history of world trade, the history of world currency and economics, philosophy, and mythology.
  
Favorite place in the Forum: the Mead Hall


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Professions: Retired U.S. Army officer and Civilian Intelligence Analyst, currently a novelist of modest ambition.
Religion:  Deist of lapsed Catholic and Zen Buddhist tendencies.
 
Political Party:  No Preference
 
Education: BA History/Political Science, Juris Doctor, U.S. Army Command and General Staff College, Foreign Area Officer Course, various military related intelligence courses.
 
Languages: Spanish, French, Portuguese (now non-existent), Afrikaans (ditto), Vietnamese (intermediate level).
 
Interests: Reading, writing, history, literature, film, tertulia.
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Religion: Lutheran Christian (Protestant)
 
Philosophical Loyalties: Hungarian Ultra-Nationalism, Militarism, Agrarianism, Anti-Capitalism
 
Areas of Interest: Music, Video Games, History, Anime, Weapons, Military stuff
 
Formal Training in Related Areas: ???
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Assalamualaykum! Peace be upon you all.

This is my first post, :D

Religion: Submission only to one God (Islam)

Philosophical Loyalties: God alone is sovereign, Anti-World order.

Area of Interest: Eschatology, comparative faith, Occult societies, World history.

Formal training in related areas: I read Quran (Everyday) & Bible (always), using  logical, general knowledge and spiritual sense when interpreting the Word of God to understand this world. But still a lot of things I don't understand..
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 a retired public servant, part businessman, loves to travel, likes books, loves animals,
 likes to sing, and an amateur historian. im also an Atheist.
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It looks like we have a few new regular participants in the Philosophy/Theology subforum, so I figured I'd bump this thread and allow them the opportunity to introduce themselves. The most productive dialogues take place in an atmosphere of mutual, full disclosure and intellectual honesty. Smile

I also cleaned up the thread a bit, removing some previous bumps and responses. I would encourage anyone who hasn't already done so to place their profile in a quote box. If I ever have ten minutes or so free, I'll do it myself, but any help is appreciated. Wink

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Religion:  United Methodist, although really open to dialogue with anyone, as long as its not just polemics.  I am amazed at how little being certain has to do with being right, true for me also.  'Nobody is right, if everybody's wrong.'
Philosophical inclinations:  I enjoy antiquity, particularly Archaic times, whether it be Greek or early Roman Republic, or Celtic.  I enjoy the potential and promise a culture has, in the Classical era, some of that potential has come to fruition (and is starting to wilt), some of it is stillborn, and never will become actual.  Already, you have people trying to hold on to what was.  Also, I have an interest in communications technologies such as coinage, and a tangential interest in McLuhan, and Havelock.
Education:  Over, bachelor's and master's in philosophy, fair background in both continental and British analytic styles of philosophy, but a preference for continental, or ancient philosophy.  Background in German, Japanese, Ancient Greek, Latin.

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Religion: I'd naturally consider myself a Christian but don't think many churches would accept me since I find gods an unlikely concept, and I've got cheesed off with the Quakers - I was brought up Anglican and would probably still be that if they'd kept the proper Prayer Book.   I totally support the work of Comrade Jesus, our Founder.
Philosophical: I was taught by Leavis, and have always thought philosophy a very bad substitute for literary criticism, and as a Marxist-of-sorts I believe 'the point however is to change it (the world).
Political loyalty.   Old old socialist, member of Plaid Cymru.
Education: Local Grammar School, Chinese in RAF, Cambridge, Sheffield PH.D, Nottingham M.Ed.
Areas of interest: Poetry, CAMRA, Cymru, Gardening, Walking, Painting, Politics etc.
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