Hey. The quickies: I was born in Venezuela and now live in NYC. I work for a non-profit – Marginal Revolution University – whose mission is spreading economic literacy. I’m both married and poly. I don’t know my own blood type.
The fun stuff: I’m radically skeptical about pretty much everything. At the same time, I love life and humans, and am constantly awed by the beauty and magnificence all around me. Sometimes those tendencies seem to be in conflict; other times, I think it is my persistent doubt that accesses all those lovely things I live for.
In any case, if I’m convinced of anything, it’s that I’m making the whole thing up; that I am, in other words, responsible for my entire experience of life.
I’m really into philosophy. I host the weekly philosophy podcast Who Shaves the Barber? and I blog on philosophical topics from time to time. I’m especially interested in logic, epistemology, philosophy of language, metaphilosophy, existentialism, pragmatism, and left-libertarian political philosophy. I’m an amateur, but I do my best to be rigorous.
And, of course, there’s a special place in my heart for the philosophy of psychedelics.
Before I shifted my focus to studying academic philosophy, I mainly created storytelling projects, often with a philosophical bent. Some of my projects were short films. Some of my best were works of audiodrama – spoken word stories set to original music. My last audiodrama album, Talia, is easily my proudest achievement to date.
I’m also co-founder of Pressing the Button, your go-to resource for discovering cooperative alternatives to government provided services.
Anyway. Enough about me.
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