Monday, August 19, 2013

Introduction to Philosophy, Fall 2013

The four themes in philosophy that touch my soul frame the introduction I give: time, space, love, truth; together the four constitute the unified field of philosophical life; through which flows a pattern one must decide.

For time: The Man Who Folded Himself and Looper.
For space: The Dispossessed.
For love: The Last Unicorn.
For truth: The Republic.

The flow: paradise, happiness, the real, knowledge and certainty.

Questions: Does one make paradise? Do we? What is certain? How do we love? What cannot be loved? What is the difference between happiness and reality? How are we authentic? What is beyond good and evil?

1 comment:

  1. Great first day. Going to be a great semester.

    It is uncanny to be an instructor who loves teaching.

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