Paradigms construct the lenses through which we view the world. These fundamentally-orienting assumptions need to be reflected on, challenged, and most of all, poked. De- and re- construct them. Always, continuously.
Rousseau and Voltaire, influential enlightenment-era philosophes, tackle the threat that violent religious fanaticism poses to the stability of civil society. While Voltaire champions the enlightening power of reason as the way to stop fanaticism, Rousseau claims that there is more positive potential in fanatical energy than meets the eye.
Now I’ve found what will be the next chapter of my life; my service and my civic duty is far from over. I owe it to my nation to advocate on behalf of land and wildlife conservation. I want to keep the wild places, wild.
In a personal essay, the author explores the positives and negatives of working from home and the motivational struggles of self-fulfillment and self-motivation. She contemplates how working from home has become a cultural phenomenon and how her future career can and cannot fit into that mold.
The second edition of Live Ideas: Undergraduate Primary Texts Journal was published on Monday, April 15th! It includes artwork, poetry, short essays, and a longer article as well as a couple interviews!
A letter to our drunk selves.