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Interview with Victor Eremita

 
 
Reply Fri 14 May, 2010 02:55 am
Today's interviewee is Victor Eremita, who has been a member on the forum since July 2008.

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So what about you? Most of the forum knows you through the profile at the top of every post you make. Tell us about your profile.
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Q1: So tell us a little about your name, why you chose it, what it means, etc.
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Q2: Tell us a little about your avatar. Does it mean anything special to you?

It is a caricature of Kierkegaard. It probably means I like Kierkegaard a lot.
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Q3: Explain to us the significance of your user title (if you have one) and/or signature. Where does it come from? What can this small tidbit of info tell us about you?

It probably means I like Kierkegaard a little too much.
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Q4: What made you join the forum?

Well, just looking around philosophy forums and this site seemed one of the few organized and aesthetically pleasing philosophy forum sites out there.
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Q5: Can you tell us anything more about your stats, like the volume of posts, your thanks/thanked ratio, and your rep power?

I haven't been here too frequently because as an admirer of Kierkegaard's philosophy,
I want to do more living and less theorizing.

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Tell us a little bit more about you in general.
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Q6: If you could describe yourself in one short sentence, what would it be and why?

I am not a number, I am a human being.
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Q7: Do you have any other interests other than philosophy (i.e. hobbies, work, etc.)?

Star Trek, Technology, Astronomy, Hiking, Billiards, Hockey, Travelling
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Q8: Do those interests coincide with your affinity for philosophy?

It could; sometimes, I philosophize while stargazing.
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Q9: Can you tell us anything more about yourself?

I can tell you more about myself, yes.

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Tell us about philosophy forum and you.
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Q10: What are your favorite areas of the forum? If you have more than one, give us your top five.

Philosophers, Existentialism, Ethics
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Q11: Do you blog? What are some of the topics you discuss?

Kierkegaard, life, whatever comes to mind
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Q12: If you could describe philosophyforum.com in one word, what would that word be?

Tidy
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Q13: How would you describe your posts and the style/structure you use?

Short, sweet, anything in my mind lately
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Q14: What would you do to make philosophy forum a better/more interesting place?

Philosophy of Pornography forum would be interesting, but not necessarily better.

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Tell us a little about your perspective of philosophy in general.
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Q15: What first got you interested in philosophy?

I took an ethics and symbolic logic class and I loved it.

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Q16: Explain how philosophy is important to you.

Good philosophy helps with soul-searching.

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Q17: What keeps you interested in philosophy?

Finding the meaning of life and laughing insanely when I find it.

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Q18: If you could define you own particular philosophy in one short sentence, what would it be?

Neo-Kierkegaardian Reflection

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Q19: What do you think the benefits of philosophy are?

I'm able to leave the cave once in a while and get a breath of fresh air

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Q20: What do you think the drawbacks to philosophy are?

My eyes hurt because the sun's light is too damn bright

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Q21: What is your favorite subject in philosophy (i.e. ethics, logic, etc.)?

Ethics, History of Philosophy, philosophy of religion, Existentialism

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Q22: What is your least favorite subject in philosophy?

Philosophy of language. The 20th century linguistic turn was a terrible turn for philosophy.

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Q23: Who is your favorite philosopher and why?

Instead of going with the obvious, I'll discuss my second favourite philosopher: John Stuart Mill. He was my favourite philosopher until I read Kierkegaard, and even though I wasn't a utilitarian, Mill's clarity and simplicity in On Liberty made me think.

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Q24: Who is your least favorite philosopher and why?

Jacques Lacan. Ecrits gives me a headache.

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Lightning Round!!! Answer either or!
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Q25: Global warming or Global fooling?

Al Gore!
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Q26: Conservative or liberal?

Tories!
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Q27: Formal or informal?

Bowtie yes; clown shows no
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Q28: Smart or ignorant?

Y'all come back now, ya hear, heyuk yuk
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Q29: Mac or PC?

Mac with Windows 7 (aka crippled PC)
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Q30: Awesome or Phenomenal?

Da-f**king-Sein: (n); Being-that-is-awesome-and-phenomenal-mediated-in-a-higher-synthesis-in-the-world
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