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Unformatted text preview: MIT OpenCourseWare http://ocw.mit.edu 9.68 Affect: Biological, Psychological, and Social Aspects of "Feelings" Spring 2009 For information about citing these materials or our Terms of Use, visit: http://ocw.mit.edu/terms . 9.68_09 Syllabus Page 2 of 6 Class Meeting 2 February 12 Theme: Human Systems: Levels and Aspects of Organization and Development "Images removed due to copyright restrictions." Affective Aspects in Human Systems from cells and organisms to people and groups ZAAMM Part I PREPARATION: READ: 2-1 This syllabus and accompanying handouts 2-2 Adler, M. J., How to Read a Difficult Book 2-3 Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance... (hereafter ZAAMM) Part I: Chapters 1-7 (pages 1-93) 2-4 Guidebook to Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance By Ronald . DiSanto and Thomas J. Steele Section 1: Chronology Section 2: Map Section 12: Analytic Index VIEW: 2-5 ( Film #1) C.& R. Eames and P.&P Morrison, Powers of Ten (1978) (8:04) WRITE: Reaction Paper #1: What is Good? And What is Not Good? Do We Need Anyone to Tell Us These Things? (1-2 page "reaction paper") CLASS NOTES: How are you feeling? What is "affect" in human systems? Levels and aspects of organization and development of human systems from cells to societies. What are "emotional" signs and symptoms? Systems involving cognitions, affects and actions. 9.68_09 Syllabus Page 3 of 6 NOTES ABOUT ASSIGNMENTS: 2-1 This syllabus and accompanying handouts Read carefully. Underline important passages. Do you feel a need for clarification on any of the issues mentioned? Do you have any questions? Comments? Take note of them in the margins. Write about them in your Journal. Discuss them with your group members via email or at your first study group meeting. Bring list of significant resolved and unresolved issues to class next time. Reaction Paper #1 What is good,? And what is not good? Do we need anyone to tell us these things? Before too much more time passes and you begin to get too "contaminated" by the opinions of others, write reaction paper #1. The point here is for you to get a further preliminary fix on your present view of those ancient and still abiding questions: "What is good? What is better? What is best? What is not good? What is bad? What is evil? What is quality? Who is to say? How do we know? You are about to begin reading a difficult book (Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance) Before beginning: Read and heed the following essay full of good advice. 2-2 Adler, How to Read a Difficult Book 2-3 ZAAMM Part I: Chapters 1-7 And so we embark with Robert Pirsigs nameless (autobiographical?) narrator, his son Chris, and a couple of friends, the Sutherlands, on what is on one level a narrative recounting of a cross-country motorcycle trip....
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