Bryan Nelson

Bryan Nelson

Bryan Nelson is a philosopher, freelance writer, adventurer and political activist originally from the Bay Area, California. His diverse passions include philosophy, travel, art and culture, film, the biological and cognitive sciences, environmentalism and sustainability, international politics… and potato snacks. He has traveled extensively, and has recently returned from backpacking South America and Europe.

He has two Bachelor’s Degrees in Anthropology and Philosophy from S.U.N.Y. at Oswego, and a Master’s Degree in Philosophy from the University of Houston. His multifarious and comprehensive philosophical work has emphasized studies in the Philosophy of Mind, Embodiment, Pragmatism, Existentialism, Epistemology & the Philosophy of Science (esp. Philosophy of Biology). You can check out Bryan’s blog on the Philosophy of Embodiment which he maintains here.

Bryan’s writings can also be found on Animal Planet, the Mother Nature Network, as well as at WhoGo at their Australia Travel Guide. He has also contributed to Brave New Traveler and the Matador Network, and he is the managing editor at

He currently resides in Kihei, Maui.

Bryan can be contacted freely at bnelson78[at]