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Lecture Notes - First Year Seminar 3/24/08: Pride and...

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First Year Seminar 3/24/08: Pride and Prejudice Lecture “Till this moment, I never knew myself” Talking about the limits of understanding in P+P Several Traditions for looking at it: 1. Focusing on the material reality 2. Lecture focusing on the Prejudice How do we know what we know? Working title=First Impressions “All of Austen’s novels are concerned with the mind and its knowledge” Prejudice: Observes misjudgements through Elizabeth What does understanding mean? Learn through P+P Look at handout! Locke “The understanding like the eye takes no notice of itself” Lacks sufficient perspective of itself Incapable of turning on itself the gaze it turns on others Limits of human understanding: If we were to ever know what we really know we would need to know our own limits All ideas come from experience Ideas: sensation and reflection (operation of own mind) Knowledge: the perception of connection and agreement (acc to Locke) “Optimistic Skepticism” (acc to Susan Morgan) Book is about judging and re judging
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This note was uploaded on 04/27/2008 for the course FS 101 taught by Professor Hutchinson during the Spring '08 term at Simons Rock.

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Lecture Notes - First Year Seminar 3/24/08: Pride and...

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