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Thursday, January 06, 2005

Triple Threat Thursday

12pm: Heidegger.

2pm: Herodotus.

10pm: Chaucer.

Can you survive the pulse-pounding excitement?


At January 6, 2005 at 10:34 PM, Blogger Ithaca Free School said...

Heidegger: Phew. Did you know that neither biology, anthropology, nor especially "psychology" properly formulate the question of the being of beings? Apparently Aristotle and Genesis are to blame. I'll keep you updated.

Herodotus: Man, those Ionians sure settled far and wide! I actually have the pleasure of a.) knowing where Ionia was, and b.) connecting it to the Ionian philosophers, e.g. Thales of Miletus, who is in fact mentioned. Also, in going through my Britannica I happened to stumble across an entry on Abdera, an Ionian city, which cites the very passage from Herodotus that we read this afternoon. Coincidences abound.

Chaucer: Was the hit of the day. Wotta laff riot! We discovered that reading the Knight's Tale with a Southern drawl was pretty funny and actually made the text easier to understand.


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