I'm also a violinist—I've studied for thirteen years so far and got my grade eight a couple of years ago—and I'm extremely interested in the nature of music as a metaphysical and/or moral concept, especially the extent to which its beauty and value is objective.
I'm also very interested in parenting, and I'm an adherent of Taking Children Seriously, a non-coercive childraising theory based on Popper's ideas. The relationship between coercion, morality, reason and problem-solving is absolutely fascinating to me.
I'm a big old nostalgic fan of the Enlightenment (in that nerdy, watching-lots-of-old-videotapes-about-it way), and I'm also learning about the pre-Socratics who so far have been eight kinds of cool, although I need to (and will) learn Ancient Greek before stufying Greek philosophy gets truly exciting.
I keep a blog on philosophy, politics and other ramblings here. It's mostly to put down my thoughts to get more criticism, or else for updates that don't belong on my journal.
I was offered a place at Oxford this year (Exeter college) but chose not to go, so I could take a gap year. Next year I will reapply to read either classics+philosophy or physics+philosophy.
So I guess I'm not a philosopher on paper but in practice. I love knowledge, and I especially love creating knowledge (solving problems). I enjoy whatever I do, and my primary interest is to figure out as much truth and create as much knowledge as I can.
Book-less Rihatsu, playing the coquette
Rihatsu in defence of science and rationality!
Rihatsu alternatively being shy and being outgoing with a little book of Rand.
An overt tribute to Leonardo Da Vinci. Pfft. This book is seriously worth reading, by the way, if you haven't. Completely brilliant; probably one of my favourite books. :)
Please be gentle, darlings!