Friday, March 31, 2017

Q&A #5: Philosophy and Literature (and Sonya)

Finish reading "Sonya, Silent No More" and "The Ancient Quarrel" (we will discuss these two essays in that order next week).


Saturday, March 25, 2017

Q&A #4 continued

Continue reading "Existentialism" from SEP.  New readings:

"Crime and Punishment as Philosophy": (JSTOR)

"The Ancient Quarrel":

"Sonya, Silent No More." (JSTOR)

Aside from invoking C&P, the specific focus of your essay this week is up to you.  CRITO outlines and research still required.  Due: Monday, April 3.

Also, for those who may be interested, here's a nice discussion of "postmodernism" as a reaction to enlightenment notions of truth, reality, the efficacy of reason, and progress (the instructor, Dan Bonevac, has created a number of useful, clear, and accurate videos, including several on existentialist themes):

Friday, March 10, 2017