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Overview

  • 11 references 7 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in English, Portuguese; learning French, Spanish
  • 27, Male
  • Member since 2012
  • Assistant at Humanity
  • PhD Philosophy
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About Me

I'm a little spot in the world mind, crossed by the flowing of ideas and touched by affects. 24 years old, Brazilian, likes monochrome painting, concrete poetry, post-modern thought, left-wing politics, human beings (some), philosophy, rivers, thinking, cats, sugar, spice, and everything nice.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

I've hosted people and people have hosted me.

I'd be glad to help you, especially if you're having trouble finding a host.

Interests

I like the feeling of being inside a cafe when it's raining. I like when the wind is strong and I can lay back and just be carried forward. I like observing random people for long periods and that makes me a good connoisseur of paths of human interaction. I'm emotionally weak, and easily affected by words and voices and smells.

I'm generally more into grabbing a pint or a glass of wine than into clubbing.

I'm doing a PhD in Philosophy and a B.A. in Art History at the same time. My academic interests revolve around Hegel, phenomenology, inter-subjectivity, the self, aesthetics, music history, philosophy of art. I enjoy reading and discussing sociology, psychology, history, ontology, and so on. I listen to everything existent in the realms of jazz, brazilian popular music, prog rock, afrobeat, and disco. I've written an exercise in philosophy and grammar called "Lili" -- it's about double negatives and someone who likes cinnamon candy. I dream of becoming a magazine editor and I have delayed sleep phase disorder, just so you know.

I like nonsense.

I live with a cat named Voltaire.

  • cats
  • culture
  • poetry
  • dining
  • beer
  • coffee
  • politics
  • reading
  • painting
  • music
  • jazz
  • teaching
  • history
  • philosophy
  • political science
  • sociology
  • rivers

Music, Movies, and Books

I'll name some five to ten on each topic, just to give some examples of what I usually enjoy:

MOVIES:
Staney Kubrick, Quentin Tarantino, the Coen brothers, Wes Anderson, Xavier Dolan, Roman Polanski, Denys Arcand.

TV SERIES:
Arrested Development, Courage the Cowardly Dog, Curb Your Enthusiasm, Harvey Birdman Attorney-at-Law, Monty Python's Flying Circus, Sealab 2021, The Brak Show, The Fairly Oddparents, The Office (both UK and US).

MUSIC:
I've been delving deep into free and avant-garde jazz lately, especially the 60's Chicago scene (Roscoe Mitchell, Anthony Braxton, The Art Ensemble of Chicago and so on). I'm also a fan of experimentalism in art/concert music, Brazilian folk music and some electronic stuff (Kraftwerk for example).

BOOKS:
Douglas Adams, Millôr Fernandes, Dostoievsly, Joyce, Kafka, Machado de Assis, Orwell, Qorpo-Santo, P.G. Wodehouse.
Academia-wise, I'm a reader of everything Hegelian. Also contemporary French philosophy (Badiou, Rancière, Zizek and so on).

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

Well, I've rappelled, whitewater rafted, met Hillary Clinton (shhh), been almost killed in a boat accident some years ago, hiked, eaten cat food.

Teach, Learn, Share

I'm a terrible teacher, but I know Portuguese and I may try to teach you it. I can explain you how things work (I'm a pro at that), how things came to be what they are, how things think themselves and how norms are generated while people interact.

But seriously, I love discussing politics, philosophy, culture, and so on, especially over a coffee or a beer or some wine.

Countries I’ve Visited

Argentina, Brazil, Canada, Czech Republic, France, Portugal, United States

Countries I’ve Lived In

Brazil, Canada

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