Rinda G.

Location:

Dallas, TX
Hometown: Dallas, TX

Member since:

June 14, 2008

Who is your favorite philosopher, and why?

I appreciate the views of many philosophers, particularly Ayn Rand although I've been most influenced by Emerson &Thoreau due to their existential emphasis. But mainly, I trust myself so I guess that makes "me" my favorite.

What attracted you to join this group?

I love talking with people who give more than lip-service to the idea of "thinking". Even if I disagree with the conclusion that someone has arrived at, I enjoy hearing their view when it's clear they've thought about their response vs. having a knee jerk reaction. Too often, people will defend a view simply because they've been taught something and have never taken the time to examine why they believe what they do. I can always learn something, even if it's what not to do or what appears not to work.

How do you define philosophy? There is no wrong answer.

Philosophy for me is a guiding principle for my life. I read/listen to others opinions, think about it, keep what makes sense and throw the rest away. Questioning thinking (my own & others) is, I believe, the essence of philosophy.

Introduction

I am a curious person who loves learning. I enjoy discussing ideas & hearing other's opinions to try to understand how they arrive at their conclusions.

What Rinda G. is saying about this Meetup Group

I truly enjoyed the different perspectives which were presented cogently and respectful of others.


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