As a young man recently turned eighteen, I have not had much experience in the world. I am embarking on my professional education and certification as a mechanical engineer at the University of Wyoming in Laramie, Wyoming. I am proud to say that I consider myself both a philosopher, musician, and philanthrope. My parents cultured a love for reasoned thought and discussion at a young age; my passion to debate/discuss is ethics and morality. I currently play flute and tenor sax– though I am trying to teach myself harmonica and piano. Having a love for the classics and the English Canon, thanks to my father and my Latin teacher in high school, I read whatever I can get my hands on. My music tastes are similar. For a long time I had wanted to become an archeologist, linguist, or historian; and though my interest in job title has changed, my fields of interest have not. Medieval history, mathematics, origin of language, spaceflight, neuroscience, ethics, and a thousand other topics interest me. I consider myself an animal rights proponent after reading Peter Singer's "Practical Ethics" and studying the environmental impact of factory farming. I will try to devote this profile with any talks and/or events that crop up in Wyoming (or northern Virginia, which is my birthing ground).
Ethics is not an abstract form, but a guide to defining actions. Action determines consequence. Ethics is the consideration of consequence with respect to one's actions. This is to be considered objectively and rationally for an informed decision.
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