Western Thought Homework
-Due Thursday, September 21st
Homework (No number)
Please read the following article (PDF) on the Presocratics. This is taken from the Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy.
ALSO, check out these cartoons about the Presocratics.
-Due Tuesday, September 19th
-Due Friday, September 15th
-DUE Tomorrow (September 12th)
-Due Wednesday, September 13th
You should do the following:
1) Make sure you have a Dropbox account--if you've entered your information into the Google form, and you don't have a Dropbox account, you will have received an invitation from me to create one.
2) Share a folder with me. The format should be as follows: If your name were David Hume, and you were in my sixth period class, the folder would be entitled: David Hume 6, WPT. My e-mail address for sharing is email@example.com
3) Upload a headshot of yourself that (a) is not too large and (b) actually looks like you. Place it in the shared folder. Name it davidhume.jpg (substitute your first and last names). Please note that all headshots should be in JPEG form!
4) All uploaded data is due by the start of your class on Monday.
This Monday is the anniversary of the September 11th attacks. These actions triggered many debates about the appropriateness of vengeance and a discussion on justice in the philosophical community. To that end, please read two short pieces "The Cycle of Revenge," by Simon Critchley--published in the New York Times's The Stone section and an article by Thane Rosenbaum entitled "The Nonexistent Line Between Justice and Revenge." If you want more info, you can listen to or read this interview with Rosenbaum on NPR. Be prepared to discuss!
I'm not usually one to post scholarship stuff, but this one seems pretty good: the Jack Kent Cook foundation pays $40,000 a year and is for seniors with some financial need. Here's a link with more info--though the application process doesn't open until Thursday, September 14th
-Due Monday, September 11th
-Due Friday, September 8th