Hometown: El Paso, Texas
January 12, 2009
My father taught me that the most important issue in life is "Why?" He also taught me to worship reason, integrity and intellectual honesty, and the importance of education and pragmatism, leading to a life-long interest in politics and philosophy.
Interested in expanding my horizons in philosophy, politics and history; question aspects of the reality of life and the world; further develop my own personal philosophy; engage in intellectual debate; meet interesting people
Newcomers to the field can become familiar with (and maybe less intimidated by) the study of philosophy. Others can further develop their familiarity with, and understanding of, numerous important philosophers through the ages and their various thought-provoking theories. All can benefit from the taped lectures, as well as exchanging points of view with pretty intelligent people covering a broad spectrum of thought. A lot of original and independent thinking is expressed by the participants. The lectures (and accompanying materials) are not taught as though they were at the level of quantum physics, nor do they cater to the lowest common denominator. I cannot imagine anyone (not counting any intellectually-incurious former presidents) who would not benefit from attending group sessions. And while it's not a social club, there is a wide variety of interesting people to meet and get to know!