Hi! My name is Pedro Porto Alegre and I’m the founder of PPA Philosophy.
In this literary experiment I write short essays that seek to unpack thought-provoking themes relevant in today’s public debate. There are three core types of writing in this website:
- Digressions on philosophical questions;
- Ramblings on modern phenomena;
- Cultural essays on book recommendations, self-authored fictional stories, and poetry.
The intent here is not to provide solutions to problems, but to spark questioning of what most already deem certain. Because as the saying goes, “Certainty is a privilege reserved to the unread”.
At a personal level, I am an avid philosophy and literature reader, having been influenced most notably by the works of Fyodor Dostoevsky, Jean-Paul Sartre and Seneca; I closely follow the NBA, where I steal moves from to channel my inner Steph Curry every Friday morning during pick-up basketball at the park (while failing miserably); and I enjoy spending time with my beloved partner Sarah, who never ceases to amaze me with her curiosity, creativity and unconditional love.