Chapter From Dante to Kant: The attractions and dangers of autonomyChapter From Dante to Kant: The attractions and dangers of autonomy
Second, how did these understandings of human being, and of the sacred, work in history to keep the problem of nihilism at bay? And finally
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Fdn 111A—Revolution and Renaissance Reading Questions 2: Plato’s Apology Due: Friday, SepFdn 111A—Revolution and Renaissance Reading Questions 2: Plato’s Apology Due: Friday, Sep
The goal of these assignments is to encourage you to ask the right kinds of questions of a text as you read. Hopefully after you’ve done several of these assignments, you’ll begin asking these kinds of questions on your own!
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A virtues man is a man who feel good with himself and make choices that will bring him happiness and who has no regrets after he has done an actionA virtues man is a man who feel good with himself and make choices that will bring him happiness and who has no regrets after he has done an action
The difficulty is that people don’t agree on what makes for a happy or good life, so the purpose of the Ethics is to find an answer to this question
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Philosophy: Basic Questions; Prof. Boedeker; handout on Aristotle #1Philosophy: Basic Questions; Prof. Boedeker; handout on Aristotle #1
Macedonia; one of his students was the future Macedonian king, the Great
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Confessions Due: Monday, Sept. 26th (beginning of class)Confessions Due: Monday, Sept. 26th (beginning of class)
The goal of these assignments is to encourage you to ask the right kinds of questions of a text as you read. Hopefully after you’ve done several of these assignments, you’ll begin asking these kinds of questions on your own
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Definitions of Variables Martin Kozloff a definition is a statement that tells what a word a nameDefinitions of Variables Martin Kozloff a definition is a statement that tells what a word a name
A definition is a statement that tells what a word (a name for a variable, or concept) means, or signifies, or points to
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Is bad writing necessary? George Orwell, Theodor Adorno, and the Politics of LiteratureIs bad writing necessary? George Orwell, Theodor Adorno, and the Politics of Literature
English Language, to borrow the title of George Orwell's famous 1946 essay. Must one write clearly, as Orwell argued, or are thinkers who are truly radical and subversive compelled to write radically and subversively--or even opaquely
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The idea of an international order in the political thought of the abbe de mablyThe idea of an international order in the political thought of the abbe de mably
This meant that Mably did not subscribe to Rousseau’s slippery notion of perfectibility nor did he anticipate anything like Kant’s complicated argument about the character of human evil, and the way out
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The Status of Literature: English teaching and the condition of literature teaching in schoolsThe Status of Literature: English teaching and the condition of literature teaching in schools
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Donald Rumsfeld How was the military restructured and why?Donald Rumsfeld How was the military restructured and why?
I set about that task, and there were a great many reforms that were needed. We needed to change the personnel system so that we were able to bring people in and move people around with a great deal more flexibility than had been the case
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