I am a half-studied rogue with a BA in linguistics, of the European Functionalist persuasion.
I like reading and talking about philosophy, and take way too great joy in picking the wings off people who love logic a bit too much.
I ❤️ Deflationism! Quasi-realism! Anti-fascism! Anti-capitalism!
I will tell you all about the inductive primacy of reason, if you'll let me. That shit's important for all the wrong reasons.
I defo talk too much.
@hirafaro Np! :)
@ansugeisler At the end of the day, it's my job to not have that stuff happen
But I appreciate your graciousness
From now on, in situations like this, I will disable accounts, then wait, and then only delete them later, once the dust has settled, to be sure this never happens again
@ansugeisler Today I f-ed up by:
Seeing a report that involved a free speech extremist on my instance
Assuming that he was the one being reported, and not the other way around
Thinking no deeper than "oh yeah this one can go asap" and clicking delete :(
I'm so sorry
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Hi everyone! I'm about to start a PhD in Linguistics. I previously studied pure and applied math.
Research interests: computational pragmatics, formal semantics, machine learning (primary); phonology, historical linguistics (secondary).
Casual academic interests: philosophy of language, political discourse, (Catholic) sacramental theology.
Personal interests: cats, hiking/camping, music (especially prog rock, jazz, and hip hop).
Site etiquette indicates my first toot should be by way of an introduction. Seldom comfortable tooting my own horn (pun intended)* I'll keep this brief(ish).
I am a philosopher and historian based in Sydney and currently a doctoral candidate at the Macquarie Business School; researching Edmund Burke and his implications for executive leadership.
@desitively This is pre-emptive
Not sure if there is or will be a fedi instance there, but heard rumours so blocked the domain
@nuttgodd I'll post blocks here as they happen
@nuttgodd I'm blocking their domain
Not even sure that they have an instance running yet
This is pre-emptive
Then, I plan to play a game called "Gab subdomain whack-a-mole"
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