• Question: what inspired you to get into philosophy?

    Asked by kelsey to Martin on 25 Sep 2017.
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      Martin Pickup answered on 25 Sep 2017:

      Good question: thanks!

      I think for me it was a gradual thing. When I was growing up I was always curious and I had the chance to have some really cool chats with some of my parents’ friends. I didn’t realise at the time, but these were chats about philosophy. As I went through school, I was always looking for the reasons behind the stuff we were looking at, and enjoyed the bits of philosophy I did through religious studies.

      At university, it was great to be able to study the deeper stuff I’d been interested in. I’ve kind of just kept going since!

      Feel free to ask some more if you want! Are you interested in philosophy?