Month: January 2016

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Transformations — Warrants      The term Warrants means (essentially) “Call to Action” and it is central to a good argument.       If argumentation works well, it should change someone’s mind, so, in class, we did an exercise and asked “Where are you starting on the issue of lying?” then “Where did you …

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     Authors write from East of Eden — from exile, as aliens — and most try to uncover why they cannot get back.  Most of the literature we study in this class will be an examination of the obstacles that keep us from Eden, but, for now, let’s consider perfection.  Where is your personal …

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Discovering Worlds Past and Present What does this picture tell you?     Look at the body language.  Look at the position of the characters.   Your ability to detect details will be your ability to solve problems. Look at this picture, and, in the comments section, write a brief (10 word) thematic statement that could …

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Discovering Worlds Past and Present       An allegory is a story that uses objects, animals, and nature to represent a larger reality.  In Plato’s Allegory of the Cave, the cave gives a picture into Plato’s view of the world.     For this blog entry, I want you to look at some of …

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Discovering Worlds Past and Present        As we go along in the class, you will have to make decisions about ethical issues.  To do so, you must, as Aristotle says, “know thyself.”  Just like in Blog 1.4, here you should tell the other half of the story.  If you know where your Garden …

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