1. Luther The work ethic
-good work for the church
-vulgarized doctrine: hard work purifies the soul
-laziness>of the Devil > Hell
-hard work in your calling your job whatever it is
-Dont give money to the poor make them work
2. Calvin French Geneva Switz
Michel de Montaigne
'Apology for Raymond Sebond
Michel de Montaigne was a French lawyer, diplomat, and creator of the
literary form known as the essay. His collected writings, the Essay, is a
chronological arrangement of 107 chapters o
SOLOMON BEN JUDAH IBN GABIROL (bn gbrl)
This Hebrew poet and philosopher was born in Malaga, Spain, about
the year 1021, and tragically died in Valencia, Spain, at the age of 37.
Orphanedearly,hespent his life studying Talmud. He is also kno
Assignment One due February 1, 2015 11:45pm. Please submit your work
under assignments on NYU Classes and bring a copy of your assignment to
class for a discussion.
From Alfarabis Philosophy of Plato and Aristotle, Section I, identify two most
Schools of Philosophy
-British Empiricism vs German Idealism
- mind=blank state, sense data from the natural world
- A.J. Ayer
- G.E. Moore
- Bertrand Russell >Phenomenology>Logical positivism>epistomology
450 BC PLATO AND ARISTOTLE ON WOMEN
-plato had been the first theorist in the history of the world on women's liberation(surprisingly, he
was in women's favor because he was proud of his mom who was a mathematician, she was a
disciple of one of Pythagorus
SF2 CLASS NOTES
FEB 29 2016
Thomas Mores influencers
Plato(Republic and the myth of Atlantis)>Lucien(True History)>Thomas More(Utopia)
1. Death Penalty
A.) Sheep enclosures displaced peasants
England (1500-1600)- hundreds of thousands of peasa
what happened to greek science, philosophy, medicine, and culture? why did it exist, get lost
for 500 years, and then get found again?
the roman empire
what to know about the romans?
the romans loved everything greek, they
1. What is the basic difference between a categorical and a hypothetical imperative? In the following
examples, which are hypothetical and which are categorical imperatives?
a. If you want others to be honest with you, then you ought to be
Review questions for the exam on Islam:
1. What is Alfarabis attitude towards the ancient Greek philosophy? What is his view on logic in
relationship to grammar?
2. To what extent philosophy is useful in pursuing knowledge according to Alfarabi?
Immanuel Kant (1724-1804)
German Privatdozent who spent his entire life
in Konininsberg, East Prussia.
He taught logic, metaphysics, ethics, geography,
anthropology, mathematics, and science (even
knew how to build lighting rods).
He lived a very regul
Moses Maimonides (1135-1204)
The Guide for the Perplexed
Moses Maimonides was born in Cordova, Spain. His family left
Spain when he was a boy rather than give up their Jewish faith
when a new Muslim dynasty came to power. He spent most o
giving final on may 4th, it is due may 9th
SF2 notes April 18, 2016
1. English- starts a school for girls
2. to France- 1789- Heres Condorcet- women's rights
3. Mary Wollstonecraft writes: Vindication of the Rights of Women
NYUSocial Foundations II
Paper topics suggestions
1. What kinds of knowledge does Alfarabi distinguish in his discussion of Platos
philosophy (Part II)? Which one does he think is the true kind of knowledge?
How does he justify it?
Assignment Three due March 10, 2015
On the first page of your assignment three, use bullet points to create a general outline of Part
One of Martin Bubers I and Thou.
On the second page of your assignment, in well-written paragraphs, double spaced, a tota
The Met writing assignment due February 21, 2015 by 11:45pm.
This assignment will require that you examine and analyze one art object that you find
particularly captivating from the Islamic Art Exhibit at the MET.
Write a paragraph (5-7 sentences) for eac
Al-Ghazali (b. 1055, d. 1111)
The Incoherence of the Philosophers
When their father died, young Al-Ghazali and his brother
Ahmed were left to the care of a Sufi in Tus, Persia. At first AlGhazali was trained to become a jurist and theo
Meister Eckhart (12601327), born in Thringen,
Austria, was a philosopher, theologian and
Dominican friar (OP Order of Preachers; lat.: Ordo
He reached back to the Neoplatonic traditions and
the Greek pagans to rei
Ren Descartes (15961650),
Meditations on First Philosophy
When Descartes was only twenty-three years old, he wrote:
I discovered the foundations of a marvelous science.
He is the first Western philosopher who seriously put business of doubting into practi
Martin Buber (1878 -1965)
I and Thou (1923/5)
Martin Buber was a religious thinker who
promoted cultural Zionism through the
study of Orthodox Judaism. A religious
variation of Zionism opposes the
assimilation of Jews into other societies and
Writing II: Writing with Sources
Liberal Studies Program
WRII 102 Spring 2016
Sec. 69, 104
Mr. Robin Goldfin
Office: 726 Bway #640
Mailbox: 726 Bway
COURSE DESCRIPTION AND OBJECTIVES
The second semester of Writing