Re: Why read philosophy?

David Lubkin (
Tue, 05 Oct 1999 00:18:36 -0400

A couple people have mentioned reading fiction. What I should have mentioned is that I do enjoy reading and contemplating philosophy when it is an integral part of a good story.

In fact, I think that I developed a lot of my personal philosophy from an amalgam of Heinlein, Doc Smith, Star Trek, Gordy Dickson, etc. -- tolerance, individual liberty (freedom *plus* responsibility), thinking for yourself, honesty, perseverance ...

Mostly read when I was a child or early teen.

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