Pinned post

Re- time!

I am a philosopher, working on epistemology and metaphysics. I am very keen on all things modal, but specially on abilities and knowledge of ability, know-how, understanding...

I completed my PhD at KU Leuven, and I am in between jobs at the moment. Wish me luck!

I care about music, design, environmental ethics, phil of maths, logic, programming. Just very curious overall, I guess...

submitted an application. fingers crossed.

unpopular (?) opinion, music 

I like that pitchfork brought the score of Daft Punk's RAM down. That album always mostly sucked.

Did some productive procrastinating today and prepared a talk I am going to give... in a month.

While I prefer working in English rather than in my native language (Spanish), I think it is valuable to critically discuss whether there is an undue fixation on English that leads to systemic unbalances and marginalization of non-native speakers in philosophy. Thus, I have signed the Barcelona Principles for a Globally Inclusive Philosophy:

the new teaser for the upcoming Matrix movie has a bit where the narrator says something like: 'you now believe it to be 14:57, but nothing could be further from the truth.' it changes every minute, which is pretty neat. but my brain went: so, wait, how do you measure how far from the truth? and if it changes, are there different times which are all the farthest from the truth (14:58 is equally far)? and after a whole day, wouldn't there be no time which was closer to the truth?

okf boosted

They should warn everyone planning to become a researcher that thinking is hard.

after losing my work due to a laptop reset, i finally finished and sent back the paper review i was working on.

Food, non-vegan 

Minced beef with mint and basmati rice (for the beef I used this recipe ) it's really good!

okf boosted

Love to have a thought and not be able to fully articulate it in any meaningful manner outside of my own head

Me: "I wonder why this review has not received any feedback..."
The Journal: Actually... you should not have used the platform, you should have sent us the document by email instead.
Me: :BlobCatKnife: ... OK

So... by the way, I will be teaching this semester, a course on the philosophy of social sciences (not my area of expertise, but I think I will manage -- at least I hope I do 🤞 ).

okf boosted

Job opportunity 

In the scope of the initiative "Verão com Ciência" funded by FCT and awarded to CICANT, the center opened four one-month Research Initiation Scholarships.

The call is open until 17/08/2021, and more details on the positions, workplan, and application can be found here:

Only students from Bachelor's or Master's Degree levels are eligible, and we ask you to support the dissemination of this call as much as possible to ensure this initiative is a success.

Had a nice time at the talk today at the . Thanks, @b for the moderation. The slides and notes are at (pass bR9Sz7g2eR9xVVy- )

okf boosted

Coming soon: 2021-08-04 at 4:00 PM UTC

@okf presents:

The philosophy of action, the epistemology of possibility, and force-users in Star Wars

Sign up here!

(Graphics by @csepp)

Really great presentation by @pettter on today's . Very interesting stuff!

okf boosted

Thank you @pettter for your presentation in

Music is an important part of life, and you showed an interesting way to look at it.

Also thank you for your trombone demonstration!

okf boosted
Show older
Scholar Social

Scholar Social is a microblogging platform for researchers, grad students, librarians, archivists, undergrads, academically inclined high schoolers, educators of all levels, journal editors, research assistants, professors, administrators—anyone involved in academia who is willing to engage with others respectfully.