User:Velho

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Hi! I'm Velho (Portuguese for old man and, I am told, Finnish for wizard)

If you want to say my name, read the e as in bed, the lh as Spanish ll or Italian gli, and the o as in to or do; put the stress on the first syllable. You'll end up with something like that: ['vɛʎu].

I am not really that old. I'm younger than Uma Thurman, even if older than Michael Adams. But I feel I should be younger, and I'm getting older. I can't keep my duties. That's akrasia.

I've been writing mostly on philosophy of law, ethics, normativity, philosophy of language, linguistics, chess and on subjects related to Portugal. Now and then, I edit some articles on insects.


AristotleLouvreSquare.jpg This user believes truth is adaequatio intellectus et rei, or something like that.
Scales.jpg This user is a jurist.
Flag of Portugal.svg This user is Portuguese and is mostly happy with it.
TheThinker2.jpg This user enjoys philosophy.
AllsvanitySmallSquare.jpg This user believes that death is an acceptable part of life.
Dinnermealicon.JPG This user is an omnivore.
Socrates.png This user is not far from being a moral realist.
InvertedScales.jpg This user opposes both legal positivism and natural law theory.
AgainstUtilitarianism2.jpg This user firmly believes that Utilitarianism sucks.
PollockSquare.jpg This user thinks that abstractions cannot hurt anybody.
Stylised Lithium Atom.png This user is a physicalist, and believes that everything that exists is made of matter or energy.
Parthenon icon.jpg This user is a committed advocate of democracy.
Earthshine 2005-09-01.jpg This user is nocturnal. Square-townsend-fledermaus.jpg
Hubble ultra deep field.jpg This user believes that the universe began with a bang.
Lucanus-cervus-maskulinum.jpg This user believes insects are the best arthropods!
ChessSet.jpg This user enjoys playing chess.
FP This user acknowledges Fernando Pessoa were geniuses.
Bosch Jardin des delices detail.jpg This user is an atheist and is probably going to Hell.

Some of my favourite (which doesn't necessarily mean good) contributions:

You can check my latest contributions here.


Sinousidal world map.jpg This user has already left every hemisphere.
... This user would like to know all existing languages.
pt Este usuário/utilizador tem como língua nativa o português.
en-3 This user can contribute with an advanced level of English.
gl-2 Este usuario pode contribuír cun nivel intermedio de galego.
de-2 Dieser Benutzer hat fortgeschrittene Deutschkenntnisse.
fr-2 Cet utilisateur peut contribuer avec un niveau intermédiaire en français.
es-2 Este usuario puede contribuir con un nivel intermedio de español.
la-1 Hic usor simplici latinitate contribuere potest.
it-1 Questo utente può contribuire con un livello semplice di italiano.
gk-1 Es utilisadur ta papia kriol.