Phila Back

Phila Back

Phila Back is an issue and electoral campaign organizer and independent philosopher.  She seeks to advance democracy along with the well-being of humans and nature by engaging people in activism and offering new vision.  Currently focused on federal legislation to protect and expand voting rights she has previously worked on many issues including land use and preservation, water, air, energy, mining, endangered species, public lands, climate, education, fair trade, healthcare and campaign finance reform.  She also participated in an anti-poverty commission, revitalization plan committee and community garden project in Reading, Pennsylvania.  In 2020 she was a candidate for delegate to the Democratic National Convention pledged to Bernie Sanders.  She has a bachelor’s degree in philosophy from Reed College.  Her writings include articles on philosophical and political topics published by Resilience  https://www.resilience.org/resilience-author/phila-back/ and her website is https://philaback.com/ .

All Things Are a Commons

Essay

A commons isn’t a shared space for multiple lives but rather the space of their shared lives.