Ultimate Philosopher

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Occupation Philosopher
Location United States
Introduction Author of Prologue to an Aristotelian End of History, Ultimate Philosopher is composing a larger-scale treatise further developing the philosophy of Perfectivism, which endorses uncompromising intellectual excellence/perfection in the tradition and spirit of Socrates, Aristotle, Aquinas, Jefferson, Ayn Rand, Maslow, Kubrick, Howard Stern, and other geniuses.
('a C.R. Cathcart project')

I can be contacted at gmail with theultimatephilosopher as prefix.
Interests Wisdom, the meaning of life, truthbeautygoodness, critical thinking, Socratic dialectic, metaphilosophy, existence, identity, consciousness, experience, wonder, methodology, logic, thought, induction, integration, cognitive hierarchy, context-keeping, the rule of fundamentality, focus, free will, reason, rationality, eudaimonist ethics, intellectual flourishing, virtue, excellence, perfection, perfectionism and/or perfectivism, self-actualization, destiny, character, courage, benevolence, bup, Objectivism, common sense, people, music, film, tv series, The Simpsons, Family Guy, Mad Men, The Good Wife, Suits, talk radio, reading, writing, internet, media, culture, community, society, politics, capitalism, economics, psychology, education, information age, science, cosmology, geologic history, evolutionary theory, technological singularity, cultural singularity, intellectual activism, memes, reddit, wikipedia, encyclopedic learning, assimilation, pattern recognition, philosophy of history, intellectual history, unitarianism, ecumenism, healthy (not pathological) skepticism, inquiry, curiosity, adventure, experimentation, utopianism, Robert Nozick, Lysander Spooner, anarchism, mutual aid, congeniality of excellences, participatory enactment, 'The Ubermensch', panentheism, Spinoza, Stoicism, serenity, Epicureanism, pleasure, Aristotelianism, Americanism, The Enlightenment, progress, innovation, originality, outside-the-box thinking, unit-economy, efficiency, ingenuity, vision, resilience, ambition, industry, entrepreneurship, creativity, individualism, independence, responsibility, autonomy, liberty, human rights, marriage equality, justice, respect, kindness, humaneness, animals, nature, simplicity, spirituality, art, Mahler, Babe Ruth, Welles, Kubrick, Howard Stern, Michael Jordan, Kanye West, Marquis de Sade, satire, taboo, political incorrectness, cannabis, food, diet, exercise, sports, success, well-being, happiness, romance, eros, peace, love, understanding
Favorite Movies La passion de Jeanne d'Arc, City Lights, Citizen Kane, Casablanca, Vredens dag, Double Indemnity, It's a Wonderful Life, The Fountainhead, All About Eve, Sunset Blvd., 生きる, Umberto D., Rear Window, Marty, Paths of Glory, Det sjunde inseglet, Smultronstället, Vertigo, North by Northwest, L'année dernière à Marienbad, The Trial (Welles), Dr. Strangelove, Gertrud, 砂の女, Rękopis znaleziony w Saragossie, Андрей Рублёв, Au hasard Balthazar, The Good the Bad and the Ugly, Persona, The Graduate, 2001: A Space Odyssey, Once Upon a Time in the West, Little Big Man, A Clockwork Orange, Harold and Maude, Johnny Got His Gun, The Last Picture Show, La maman et la putain, Die bitteren Tränen der Petra von Kant, Le charme discret de la bourgeoisie, The Godfather Parts 1 and 2, Солярис, Amarcord, The Last Detail, Paper Moon, Papillon, Angst essen Seele auf, Chinatown, The Conversation, F for Fake, Barry Lyndon, Дерсу Узала, Faustrecht der Freiheit, One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, Зеркало, Taxi Driver, Network, Annie Hall, The Duellists, Days of Heaven, In einem Jahr mit 13 Monden, Apocalypse Now, Die Ehe der Maria Braun, Manhattan, Сталкер, The Elephant Man, Fanny och Alexander, Nostalghia, Amadeus, Once Upon a Time in America, Brazil, Иди и смотри, Fletch, Full Metal Jacket, The Princess Bride, Dekalog, Goodfellas, Miller's Crossing, Trust, The Silence of the Lambs, The Player, True Romance, Unforgiven, Schindler's List, Forrest Gump, Pulp Fiction, The Shawshank Redemption, Casino, Heat, Schizopolis, Spiklenci slasti, Henry Fool, Private Parts, The Big Lebowski, Rushmore, The Thin Red Line, American Beauty, Election, Eyes Wide Shut, Fight Club, American Psycho, The Man Who Wasn't There, The Royal Tenenbaums, Far from Heaven, Gangs of New York, Punch-Drunk Love, Intolerable Cruelty, Lost in Translation, 봄여름가을겨울그리고봄, The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou, The New World, The Wrestler, There Will Be Blood, Synecdoche New York, Black Swan, The Tree of Life, Moonrise Kingdom, The Master
Favorite Music Mahler 3 4 9 10 and Adagietto, BachMozartBeethovenSchubertBruckner, Art of Fugue, Goldberg variations, Brandenburg concertos, Orchestral Suites, Mass in B Minor, Mozart piano concertos 20-24, Beethoven Symphonies Nos. 5 6 7 9 Violin Concerto and late quartets, Pathétique symphony, Prélude à l'après-midi d'un faune, The Walk to the Paradise Garden, On Hearing the First Cuckoo in Spring, North Country Sketches, Vaughan Williams London Pastoral and Fifth Symphonies, The Lark Ascending, A Shropshire Lad, The Banks of Green Willow, Sibelius 2 4 5 and 7, Night Ride and Sunrise, The Oceanides, Tapiola, Shostakovich symphonies 5 8 10 and quartets, Faure and Durufle Requiems, Nielsen Symphony 4, Schmidt Symphony 4, Poulenc chamber music, Hanson Symphony 2, Barber Symphony 1, Bartok Concerto for Orchestra, Quartet for the End of Time, Ligeti Requiem Lux aeterna and Cello Concerto, Atmospheres, Lontano, Ramifications, Anadyomene: Adoration of Aphrodite, Garden of Spaces, Taxi Driver score, Music for 18 Musicians, Lauridsen Lux aeterna, The Legend of 1900, Io Ennio Morricone: Film Music, Popcorn Superhet Receiver, Kubrick film soundtracks, Kind of Blue, The Shape of Jazz to Come, The Black Saint and the Sinner Lady, A Love Supreme, Ascension, Meditations, Pet Sounds, Miles Smiles, Forever Changes, Odessey and Oracle, Saucerful of Secrets, Jazz Composer's Orchestra, Puzzle (by The Mandrake Memorial), Bitches Brew, Tumbleweed Connection, Madman Across the Water, Meddle, Pieces of a Man, Rock Bottom, Mirage (Camel), Captain Fantastic and the Brown Dirt Cowboy, Languidity, The Nightfly, Secrets of the Beehive, The Immaculate Collection, Seal, Spiderland, Loveless, Violator, The Chronic, Doggystyle, OK Computer, Kid A, 69 Love Songs, My Fruit Psychobells: A Seed Combustible, Bath, Leaving Your Body Map, The College Dropout, Dowsing Anemone With Copper Tongue, Part the Second, My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy, numerous King Crimson Frank Zappa and Steely Dan albums
Favorite Books The Fountainhead, Man's Search for Meaning, Man for Himself, Mortimer Adler - Great Ideas: A Lexicon of Western Thought; Great Treasury of Western Thought, Critique of Religion and Philosophy, Rational Man: A Modern Interpretation of Aristotelian Ethics, For the New Intellectual, Who is Ayn Rand?, Capitalism: The Unknown Ideal, The Romantic Manifesto, The New Left: The Anti-Industrial Revolution, Philosophy: Who Needs It, The Machinery of Freedom: Guide to a Radical Capitalism, Anarchy State and Utopia, Aristotle: A Contemporary Appreciation, Personal Destinies: A Philosophy of Ethical Individualism, Reading Nozick: Essays on Anarchy State and Utopia, The Philosophic Thought of Ayn Rand, The Ayn Rand Lexicon, Introduction to Objectivist Epistemology 2nd ed., Aristotle: The Desire to Understand, The Limits of Government: An Essay on the Public Goods Argument, On the Edge of Anarchy: Locke Consent and the Limits of Society, Letters of Ayn Rand, The Art of Nonfiction: A Guide for Writers and Readers, Objectivism: The Philosophy of Ayn Rand, Understanding Objectivism, Self-Fulfillment (Gewirth), Total Freedom: Toward a Dialectical Libertarianism, Liberty and Nature: An Aristotelian Defense of Liberal Order, Norms of Liberty: A Perfectionist Basis for Non-Perfectionist Politics, Elements of Justice, Principles of Economics (Menger), Human Action: A Treatise on Economics, Man Economy and State, Capitalism: A Treatise on Economics, The Essential Canon of Classical Music, The NPR Listener's Encyclopedia of Classical Music, Eyewitness Companions: Classical Music, The Stanley Kubrick Archives