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  • 17 References 13 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in Czech, English, French, German; learning English
  • 62, Male
  • Member since 2008
  • Translation, epistemology
  • University; philosophy and linguistics
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About Me




By trade I'm a translator, by vocation an epistemology artist, and by occupation a dosser. I spend much of my time sitting at the computer telling myself I ought to be writing about philosophy, but in the meantime translating Kafka and Čapek will do. Computer games should be banned.


Pythagoras thought the world is made of numbers. Hobbes and Rutherford thought it was made of billiard balls. The modern fashion is to say it's made of pieces of string. In fact it's made of dandelions, which makes more sense and explains more than atoms or pieces of string. By developing our knowledge of dandelions, the substratum of the material world, we can learn better how to escape the prison of the demiurge.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing


I meet people when I travel, they meet me when I don't.


With few exceptions, everyone I've met through couchsurfing (or Servas)has been interesting and a pleasure to meet.


Islamic calligraphy.
Post-consumerist politics.
Theory of how we know we know.

  • politics
  • traveling
  • calligraphy
  • divinity
  • languages

Music, Movies, and Books

Sergei Rachmaninov, the star of 'Brief Encounter', is hardly, if at all, mentioned in the credits, but his concerto was used in an effective and artistic way. Matyás Seiber's music, his own arrangement this time, is very effective in 'Animal Farm' too. Vaughan-Williams' music for 'Scott of the Antarctic' is awful.
There's a Norwegian (?) film called 'You, the living', and one of the characters in the film is a jazz band. The band, and its members, were not only characters in the film but its music was used to catalyse the comedy of the film in a very effective way.

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

I have slumbered in the tomb of the prophet Daniel.
I have returned from the threshhold of the dead.
I have had fourteen fruit gums in my mouth at one time.

What I Can Share with Hosts

A nice cup of tea.

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