Pablo Stafforini

Oxford, Oxford, United Kingdom

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  • Fluent in English, Spanish; learning French, German, Italian, Latin, Portuguese, Swedish
  • 30, Male
  • Member since 2007
  • Philosopher
  • Lic (University of Buenos Aires); MA (University of Toron...
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About Me


To collect experiences.


I work for the Centre for Effective Altruism, an Oxford-based charity that applies evidence and reason to work out the most effective ways to improve the world. My main hobby is dancing tango, which has been an obsession of mine for the past three years. I'm location-independent and I spend most of the year travelling around the world. I work from cafes during the day, and go tango dancing in the evenings. Life just couldn't be better. :-)


"Three passions, simple but overwhelmingly strong, have governed my life: the longing for love, the search for knowledge, and unbearable pity for the suffering of mankind." -- Bertrand Russell

Why I’m on Couchsurfing


I've used CouchSurfing both to travel in many European and American cities and to host guests in my native Buenos Aires,


The best possible. I met all sorts of wonderful people, many of whom have become lifelong friends.


Philosophy, photography, snowboarding, psychology, cosmology, playing music, evolutionary biology, neuroscience, windsurfing, life extension, private piloting, classical and modern languages, dancing tango, card magic, vegetarian cuisine, Victorian love stories, philosophical autobiographies, hard science fiction, utopian and dystopian literature, red wine, rollercoasters, labyrinths, dreaming, mastering the fine art of writing CouchSurfing references, exploring possible answers to the question 'Why does anything at all exist?', and much, much more.

Music, Movies, and Books

Movies. In the Mood For Love, The Human Condition, Satantango, The Talented Mr. Ripley, Waking Life, The House of Mirth, Stranger Than Paradise, Let's Get Lost, Rear Window, The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance, Harakiri, Breaking the Waves, Shadowlands, The Sacrifice, The Indian Runner, Far from Heaven, Midnight Run, Samurai Rebellion, High Noon, Into the Wild, Father and Son, The Decalogue, The Notebook, The Grand Illusion, Back to the Future, The Wages of Fear, Big, Lost Horizon, City Lights, Mr. Smith Goes to Washington, My Brilliant Career, Ordet, Planet Earth

Music. Johann Sebastian Bach, Frédéric Chopin, Claude Debussy, Maurice Ravel, Ralph Vaughan Williams, Nat King Cole, Chet Baker, John Coltrane, Count Basie, Ella Fitzgerald, Diana Krall, Patricia Barber, Jamie Cullum, Pat Metheny, Pink Floyd, Brian May, Steve Vai, Nine Inch Nails, Jeff Buckley, Cheesy 80's Pop, Swedish metal

Books. Ovid, Metamorphoses; Calderón de la Barca, La vida es sueño; Oscar Wilde, The Picture of Dorian Gray; George Orwell, Down and Out in Paris and London; Jorge Luis Borges, Ficciones; Greg Egan, Luminous; Arthur Schopenhauer, Die Welt als Wille und Vorstellung; Henry Sidgwick, The Methods of Ethics; Derek Parfit, Reasons and Persons; David Chalmers, The Conscious Mind; Paul Feyerabend, Killing Time; Alexander Shulgin, PiHKAL; Robert Putnam, Bowling Alone; Robert Wright, The Moral Animal; Steven Pinker, How the Mind Works; Richard Dawkins, The Extended Phenotype; Peter Singer, How Are We to Live; David Pearce, The Hedonistic Imperative

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

Quite a few, actually. Just ask.

Countries I’ve Visited

Argentina, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Czech Republic, Denmark, England, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Mexico, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Scotland, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, United Kingdom, United States, Uruguay, Wales

Countries I’ve Lived In

Argentina, Canada, Germany, United Kingdom, United States

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