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    In accordance of the question asked to the SPs, I'd like to know this truth about the NTs. Do you consider yourself a philosopher or to have philosophical viewpoints like so many NT descriptions say you do?

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    INTP reporting here: I would, yes, in the context of being one who reflects on meanings and motives within humanity, but I fail to enter into the semantic debate that seems to permeate "academic" philosophy. I'm much more likely to read multiple viewpoints and take a hodgepodge of thoughts from them all that makes sense in the context of my current evidence. Does that make sense?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Priam View Post
    INTP reporting here: I would, yes, in the context of being one who reflects on meanings and motives within humanity, but I fail to enter into the semantic debate that seems to permeate "academic" philosophy. I'm much more likely to read multiple viewpoints and take a hodgepodge of thoughts from them all that makes sense in the context of my current evidence. Does that make sense?
    Yes, thank you. I'm not really philosophical, exactly, but I enjoy the creative stimulation that the unknown brings me, which is why I enjoy researching oceanography, astronomy, astrophysics, and history. There is so much mystery within all those fields that it is impossible to know the true story behind their actual realities, and so I become forced to make up a story for it.

    But with philosophical questions such as "Why are we here?", I am not as interested. I'm mostly interested in the creative stimulation I get from watching movies and doing research on various topics that stimulate me intellectually and creatively.

    And a part of me thinks the unknown should not be physically explored not just because it's potentially dangerous, but because of the imaginary wonderment that would be lost should we do so.

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    Even as a kid people thought I was an "old soul". For as long as I can remember I have been seeking wisdom, AKA philosophy.

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    I am certainly a philosopher.. ever seeking wisdom..

    Wisdom through reflection of the experiences of myself and others.

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    Yes. Anyone who wants to understand everything, would be.

    ...but not the kind of philosophy that revolves around one liners...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Metamorphosis View Post
    Yes. Anyone who wants to understand everything, would be.

    ...but not the kind of philosophy that revolves around one liners...
    I intend to agree with you. I like the way you interpret philosophy as something that isn't necessarily religion.

    Unfortunately, most people think of philosophy as those old proverbs.

    I'm more into fanciful thinking than anything, whether it's logical or not is merely coincidental...but I think I said that already.

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    I consider myself a student of many subjects. Philosophy is one of them, but it is by no means near the top.
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    I've always enjoyed things of a speculative and/or philosophical nature. Unfortunately at present my life is pretty packed, so I haven't been able to devote as much time to reading and researching as I would like.

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    Philosophy's cool. Some of it gets tedious -- I get a little tired of hearing the same arguments, especially in the realm of faith. But I don't usually call that philosophy. I call it foolosophy.
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