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Eric C.

Location:

Sacramento, CA

Member since:

August 16, 2013

What political ideology do you find you agree with the most (conservative, liberal, libertarian, moderate, etc.)

Ideas branded as "liberal" often make more sense to me than ideas from other political ideologies. But I'm wary of fencing myself in. Let's apply critical thinking and empathy to each issue.

What is the most important political issue of our time?

I can't decide between (national and global) income inequality and our treatment of the environment. Both have (and will have) tremendous repercussions.

What philosophical topic interests you the most?

Approaches to our own mortality; personal identity (the self); consciousness and its neural correlates; the source of value (metaethics); the metaphysics of time; epistemology and the philosophy of science.

What is your conception of ethics and morality?

Morality is the way that intelligent, valuating, social animals like ourselves negotiate between individual and communal needs. Our propensity to value particular things stems from our psychology and physiology, which in turn were shaped by our genes and our interactions with the environment (including culture).

Introduction

I'm currently writing my Master's thesis on the self, so I'll introduce my self to you if I ever figure out what it is :P


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