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I am a philosopher, climber, and musician, and generally an
empathetic, honest, passionate, active, and driven person.
I grew up in New Jersey, which I think may be responsible for my
playfully aggressive demeanor and (perhaps heavy-handed) use of
sarcasm. I am critical, but only insofar as I am curious, and I
love to have conversations that help me and others to better
understand anything whatsoever. I love to teach, but I also love to
learn, and I think it is important to always be prepared for
I currently work quite a bit, and am also dedicating time
specifically to my personal goals. I am looking for someone who is
as ambitious and passionate as I am (no matter about what) with
whom I can enjoy my free time, through earnest and interesting
conversation, outdoor activity, creative venture, or just hanging
and relaxing. I am not interested in mere casual sex, though am
open to short and long term dating, as well as friendship.
What I’m doing with my life
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I teach logic at the university level, and love it; seeing students
come in with a vague idea of what logic is and leave with an
understanding of thought they can apply to their personal interests
is very rewarding.
I love rock climbing and lifting, and enjoy most outdoor
activities. My best friend once called climbing "physics problems
you have to solve with your body instead of a pencil." Physics has
never been my schtick, but I think he is onto something. There is
also something to the feeling of moving weight, knowing that you
are a strong and healthy person, that I truly enjoy. I also love
yoga, which keeps me flexible and injury free, as well as the
occasional bike ride.
I play electric guitar, 12 string acoustic, and electric bass.
Surprise and expression are what I look for most in music; I love
when I hear something I did not expect, and when what I hear makes
me feel. I try to incorporate that into my own music, and also tend
to employ thick timbre. I try to keep it earnest.
I am attempting to pursue a Ph.D in philosophy, focusing on
experimental philosophy and neurophenomenology. I find the
structure of conscious life and the mind fascinating, and I think
an adequate understanding of consciousness can have real
ramifications for everyone but especially for those suffering from
I’m really good at
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Solving problems, giving advice, employing sarcasm and levity,
"pioneering" "twinkle-slug", and playing smash brothers for
nintendo 64 (though it has been a while).
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
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Ecce Homo: How to Become What You Are, by Nietzsche, changed my
life years ago by changing how I view myself and others.
On the Phenomenology of the Consciousness of Internal Time
(Husserl), Selfhood and Subjectivity (Zahavi), and How the Body
Shapes the Mind (Gallagher) instilled in me a love of phenomenology
and strong interest in psychopathology. If manga counts, I truly
love One Piece, with its message of freedom, friendship, and
I like sci-fi, most notably Doctor Who, zombie shows and movies
such as The Walking Dead and 28 Days Later, and anything medieval
or magical (I loved the Harry Potter books and movies). The
furthering, degrading, or simple alterity of possible society
intrigues me. I like comedy, especially when every character is an
asshole (looking at you, It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia). Also,
cartoons (Hey Jake, what time is it?)
I like my music to express something, not simply through the lyrics
but through the music itself. I am a big fan of ugly voices, and I
also think that stupidity has its place in music. Some of my
favorite genres are post-rock, crust, post-emo, math, emo, and
electronic. I used to be really into punk during my adolescence,
and revisit it from time to time. My favorite band is probably
Modest Mouse, particularly their older stuff (Sad Sappy Sucker is
beautiful), and my favorite album is "Building Nothing out of
I love trying new foods. Right now, eggs (humane) are a mainstay,
and I am very big on fruits and vegetables. Indian cuisine might be
my favorite; vegetarian friendly food packed with flavor and
nutrition is a winning combination!
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
In no particular order:
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
Impressional object-awareness, and why the subject isn't as
(If you get the joke, you win every single point)
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
Relaxing before working Saturday morning... Saturday night,
however, I am typically having a drink or two with friends and
co-workers, or hanging out with roommates, perhaps with a smidge of
movement that I insist on calling "dancing."
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
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I can't snap my fingers on my left hand. I've tried to figure it
out. If I want to snap my left, I just snap my right while the left
goes through the motions. This tricks my mind into a "close enough"
sort of stance.
You should message me if
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I am interested in people who will question me when I don't make
sense, will teach me when I don't understand, and will collaborate
on solving mystery. Dialectic is fun for me - I love to learn,
teach, and laugh - and would like to spend time with someone who
thinks so too.
I would also be glad to hear from you if you want to climb, lift,
sing, or just have a conversation about anything.
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