Austen, Lecture #2
Thinking with Austen
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I. Creating a Bridge between Irony and the Satiric Field
A. Looking back: Irony is an important stylistic element that allows a writer to c
Descartes, Lecture #3
Concerning the Existence of Material Things, and the Real Distinction between Mind and Body
I. First Things First: Summary of what the Meditator knows.
A. The Meditator exists and understands his essence (thinking). B. God exists and
Meditations Lecture 2.
Following Descartes as he thinks . . .
In Med. #3, Descartes proves that God exists and is not a deceiver.
I. At the outset: words used in an unfamiliar way
A. "objective reality" B. "formal reality"
(NB: One can say mere objectiv
(1596 - 1650)
Main Point: Descartes demonstrates that THINKING is itself the source of knowledge.
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I. Some preliminaries
1st external thing is God, God is not a deceiver if God is perfect he has no reason to deceive, and I sense things. Will(volition) unlimited Understanding "pure reason" "I think" , limited Objective vs. formal reality Know formal rea
hyperbolic doubt extreme, doubting to much, placing above symbol "sym" same, next to, together systematic doubt system applies to every case equally radical doubt Deep into a belief, root, doubting the foundations of the doubts
Background Descartes17th century1600s Intellectual Movement Enlightenment o Skepticism questioning everything existence of God? D is a religious man. Meditations as a response purpose driven Believes that self is dualistic I. First Me
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Imitation of life Double consciousness Sense of self is detoured. They prefer something that is not like themselves. Children that grow up being isolate cannot be humanized Always looking at one's self through the eyes o
Banned Explicit sexual scenes Mrs. breedloveMost articulate when talking about these experiences. Reader experiences a sense of gratitude.
Pecola Breedlove Pg 5 pregnant by father. Links two kinds of disordered fertility/ lack of Pec
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Gives it a Different pov Confidence about knowledge and what kind of knowledge that is What kind of knowledge does the novelist give us? Irony locating the reader in location of the speaker D being willing to imagine no
Pursued a path of knowledge that takes away from true knowledge Conquered the world but forgot to experience something. Nowadays Shut self off from nature. Don't really understand it anymore. Does not really include self. Physical. Can
sappho combines passion and reason, arrives at a combination of both. Has courage of the passion and still manages to control them. The best you can become. Lacks pursuit of excellence Insincere man Negating the truth, manifests feels
virtue: art basis on the rational soul (pure intellect) telos end, goal, fulfillment, completion
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10/16/08 reason in control of life and lower faculties of soul ethics is not knowing the rules and following them but according to Ari. It is being master of yourself and living the/a "good life". Today: 1. follow that rule (law ethics) or 2. we all want
Austen: role of baronet Limited, arbitrary, "bought", "Pointless" Writes the date his wife died as the day that he lost his chance of making an heir _
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Austen Lecture #3
Thinking With & Thinking Against
Assembly Rooms in Bath
Bath photos by Dr. Elizabeth Losh
I. Thinking "with"
A. Allying with the ironic narrator (in assessing characters, in understanding the necessity to 'hit the mean," etc.) B. Respo
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Descartes: Meditations on First Philosophy I. First Meditation: Concerning those things that can be called into doubt Main purpose: Why does he undertake this experiment of doubting? What is the implication of destroying a