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A Solely Human Aspect of Existence: The Experience of Beauty

Another reading on Aesthetics for those looking into Kant, and the nature of beauty: In the history of thought there is probably no philosophy that has posited the question about man with the intensity, extensiveness and centrality equal to those present in Kant’s philosophy. It is well-known that in his last work, Logik, which appeared as edited … Continue reading

What Makes a Hero? | An introduction to the work of Joseph Campbell

From Wikipedia, here is an introduction beyond the components of the Monomyth presented in the video: As a strong believer in the psychic unity of mankind and its poetic expression through mythology, Campbell made use of the concept to express the idea that the whole of the human race can be seen as engaged in the effort of making … Continue reading

Metaphysics Unit Reflections & Feedback

Having come to the conclusion of our Metaphysics unit in Philosophy 12, I asked the group to respond to several reflection prompts in a Google Form posted on the class site. Some of the questions addressed individual growth and learning related to participants’ chosen philosopher and activities undertaken during the unit; others focused on the actual process of collective … Continue reading

Metaphysics Reflection / Epistemology Unit Planning Notes

With thanks to Julie for the notes, above are the representative themes, questions, and wishes for our upcoming study of Epistemology. The class discussion reflected on elements of the Metaphysics unit content, and delivery methods, to propose improved engagement in the class’ future studies.

Wittgenstein, Yoga, Sushi, Ice-Cream, Mortal Kombat, Matisse, Spaceship Captain, Allen – Julie

Wittgenstein explores the notions of anti-metaphysics. The whole notion of meta cognition is identification of purpose through self discovery and self expansion in the name of purpose. We are given names, we choose to give purpose to them. Names have no underlying, certain, god-given, natural, or predetermined path for its patron. We are cogs in … Continue reading

Who contributed positively to your study of Metaphysics?

A few highlights from the Metaphysics unit reflection completed yesterday: Who do you think contributed positively to your group conversations? …because the group was small and we were in a low-pressure environment, all of us were able to comfortably share our ideas to the best of our abilities. We all learned a lot from every … Continue reading

Imtiaz 2013

posts https://talonsphilosophy.wordpress.com/2013/10/18/perception-creates-ones-reality-imtiaz/   https://talonsphilosophy.wordpress.com/2013/10/08/van-orman-quineleon-tyler-imtiaz/   https://talonsphilosophy.wordpress.com/2013/09/27/happiness-logic-imtiaz/


Chilled or Focused? The Human Senses   Not Efficient, Not Ethical, What’s the Point? ~ Aidan & Lazar In Knowledge We Trust! ~Lazar Life is Only as Simple as You Are ~Lazar These are the posts which I am most proud of, coincidently all at the end half of the class.

An Open Letter to Metaphysics – Aidan

Dear metaphysics, Over the last few weeks I have got to know you well.  We’ve had good times and bad and in between was the lost mind-boggling noise of reality and all its subjective forms.  I’m not quite sure if I’m saying this (it could just be my perception) but I think I’m leaving you. … Continue reading

The enemy of my enemy

The Metaphysics unit has brought many hails and storms to my mind, only to find out that this whole week, i have been the prisoner of my own opposition to our group’s theme.  Among our chosen philosopher each with a lavish personality, we came up with the general theme that Overthinking limits our potential results rendering … Continue reading