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Alois Agus Nugroho: A man of many talents

  • Setiono Sugiharto

    Contributor

Jakarta   /   Thu, December 3 2009   /  11:07 am

Courtesy of Alois Agus NugrohoSpecializing in more than one discipline is a tough profession for many. But, that doesn’t apply to Alois Agus Nugroho. When asked what he really is, Agus paused for a moment, barely able to give a definite answer.“I myself don’t even know what I’m really specializing in,” he said during the interview. “I love philosophy, but I am also fond of writing poems and commenting on national politics both in print and in the electronic media.”
With his mixed background, Agus is a versatile scholar. He studied at the University of Indonesia from 1973 to 1975, majoring in medicine, but never completed his studies. He then took a bookkeeping course in 1975. Three years later, after his long academic journey, he eventually found his real passion — studying philosophy at Driyarkara School of Philosophy — and, eventually, managed to earn his bachelor....