I studied a BA in Music Industry, my main focus was Philosophy.
Right now i’m lost and confused with a topic, i love classic philosophy, but also enjoy the idea that i might get to study its role in our society today. Classic philosophical themes seemed to come from a different world in regard to societal norms and technology. I’d like to look at how it could still be used for our happiness today when its fighting our modern day malaise. I’m thinking of refining my interest into Buddhism and Meditation. I feel that may be one of the few philosophies that could cut through the incessant bombardment we face on a day to day basis. Be it social norms being reinforced through Television shows, billboards or magazines, we always have these ideas floating around that aren’t really our own, yet we are forced to digest them and sometimes even subconsciously.
Last year i deferred and preceding that i had this idea that i could somehow use Philosophy to overcome the often unweighted and generic claims to truth that mainstream advertising generate so frequently. I was interested in how we are manipulated (or tricked perhaps) by marketing agencies and i wanted to use classic philosophy to better equip the individual so that they make better decisions grounded in critical philosophical inquiry rather than mindless conformist style consuming. I feel perplexed by uncertainty of my topic, i just know i wanna keep studying in this area somehow!
I’m also a musician playing around Melbourne frequently, either in a duo or band, my own dynamic variety of Folk, Rock and Pop. Here’s the page for that!