Mindblown: a blog about philosophy.

  • International Factors and SDGs

    For such supposedly important goals, the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals do not get nearly enough effort directed explicitly towards attempting to accomplish them by the international community. Whether International factors help or hinder states in the global south in making progress towards their UN SDGS depends largely on whether they are involved in international […]

  • Football Rivalries: The Most Trivial Occurrence of “Us vs. them”

    This may be a somewhat unusual case-selection, but I still think it is still illustrative of the concepts this prompt is trying to get at. For those of you who do not know, I am A die hard fan of the Green Bay Packers, a football team based in Green Bay, Wisconsin. The Packers fanbase […]

  • Beirut Bombing Clark Forum

    The dichotomy between the first two speakers at this event was really interesting. Mireille Rebeiz seemed to have a very heavy level of academic detachment from the topic at hand. James Breckenridge by contrast (having actually been there for the bombings) obviously had a much more visceral and personal recounting of that specific event. I […]

  • First Blog Post

    Even though this is the second time I’ve participated in a virtual exchange program with students from Sharja, it was still a great experience today. As Americans, I think it’s sometimes easy to forget that an outside world exists outside of our own country. As we discussed in class last week, the United States is […]

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