I'm a philosopher
. I like dreaming
up new worlds, and
building up metaphysics
and beliefs and culture from scratch. I
like pondering the almost-imponderables. I like science fiction
and magical worlds. I'm a giant nerd, and a superhero
I'm too weird for my own good, but too good not to be.
I am nerdy, cuddly, and a dreamer
What I’m doing with my life
I'm a graduate student
, doing philosophy
for a living at UC
Davis. Just moved here to Davis from Florida, and I've been loving
it (as the McDonald's jingle goes).
My main area is ethics, metaethics, and philosophy of biology, but
I'm always excited to talk about anything involving abstract ideas
of just about any sort.
I’m really good at
Giving doubt-benefits, figuring out what people are really trying
to say, not noticing important things, seeing patterns, being
naive, being cynical, believing in unbelievable things, arguing for
the believability of unbelievable things, zombie-slaying.
The first things people usually notice about me
People are often startled at how human-like I appear.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Books: Plato, Aristotle (of course), the Dark Tower series, Greg
Bear, Prince of Nothing series, stuff with superheroes
Movies, music: Everyone's into these things as expressions of their
The six things I could never do without
I'm kinda an ascetic. I could do without just about anything. Or,
as Sir Walter Raleigh said,
Give me my scallop-shell of quiet,
My staff of faith to walk upon,
My scrip of joy, immortal diet,
My bottle of salvation,
My gown of glory, hope's true gage;
And thus I'll take my pilgrimage.
Just kidding. What would I do with a gown of glory?
Cross-dressing's not really my thing.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Abstracta: the nature of the Good, time, possibility, thought,
knowledge, freedom, the mind, personhood and identity.
Also, superheroes, powers, saving the world.
On a typical Friday night I am
Alone, crying myself to sleep. That takes up my ENTIRE evening -
you have no idea how long I have to cry before I fall asleep in my
I'm charming, I know.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
Sometimes, I laugh a little when I pee. Also, and this is
embarrassing, I am sometimes willing to admit things on internet
You should message me if
You like robots
, or if you -are- a robot. Especially if you're
steam-powered, or ether
Alternatively, smart and cute and articulate will do. Superpowers
recommended, but optional.