Mindblown: a blog about philosophy.

  • Richard Louv, “Last Child in the Woods”

    Richard Louv, “Last Child in the Woods”

    richardlouv.com/books/last-child/videos/ Our connection with nature has weakened over the years, as fear, technology, and construction of parks have taken over. Richard Louv’s assertions regarding nature and the lack of contact between children and nature, are incredibly true. A moment I agreed with tremendously was when he stated, “That moment when you were three or four…found…

  • Emerson’s Self-Reliance

    Emerson’s Self-Reliance

    “The power which resides in him is new in nature, and none but he knows what that is which he can do, nor does he know until he has tried” (Emerson), said Emerson in his most famous work known as, Self Reliance, published in 1841. This famous transcendentalist philosopher and essayist expressed one of his…

  • Five Years of Syria

    Five Years of Syria

    As the conflict with Syria hits its five year mark, we come to ask ourselves how did this begin? Who created this mess? Why are there refugees? Why is this such a major problem in 2015? It all begin on March, 15 2011, as peaceful protests met the brutality of the Syrian government. What once…

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