Kierkegaard's Either/Or

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Impenitent
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Re: Kierkegaard's Either/Or

Post by Impenitent » Sun May 08, 2016 3:21 pm

marjoram_blues wrote:
Impenitent wrote:
marjoram_blues wrote:Imp - read, lecture, discussion. Don't suppose you still have the notes or schedule? I'm just curious to know how to read this book, to get the most out of it...was it broken down into excerpts which had to be read within a given time, and with a particular focus ?
It was part of a survey class... I remember comparing it to many other philosophers (Nietzsche, Kant, Heidegger, Sartre, Merleau-Ponty, Husserl, Dostoyevsky - and quite a few others) ...

read slowly and try to relate what K says to other philosophers with which you are familiar. keep in mind that K was a Christian apologist at heart (reasoned leaps of faith...)

when you read this book (or any ethics based book) ask yourself what kind of person can you be? what kind of person do you want to be? do k's arguments convince you?

enjoy it as you go and if you have questions, ask them here...

-Imp
Imp - really appreciate your advice and encouragement, thanks.
So, part of a survey class...does this mean that you and the other students were part of a collaborative learning/research project? How did that work ? Did each student pick a philosopher out of those listed ? And what was the result - an article, a book ?
I can't even begin to imagine how difficult comparative philosophy would be...well, yes I can :shock:
not collaborative... each student was already familiar with the philosophers listed... I recall it was mostly about ontology and the ethics/responsibilities of being...

the result was a 15 or 20 page paper...

-Imp

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Re: Kierkegaard's Either/Or

Post by marjoram_blues » Mon May 09, 2016 10:09 am

Imp - the result was...

Academically satisfying.
Any mind-altering?
As in diminishing 'aesthetic' pursuits, or an increased ethical persuasion...

The young university student, if growing through learning - rather than parroting - must be pulled in all kinds of directions and tensions of conflict of interest. Costs and benefits of socialising v study. A little of both - so, neither/ nor...

I'd be interested to hear the conclusions of your study, if you can recall...

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Re: Kierkegaard's Either/Or

Post by Impenitent » Mon May 09, 2016 10:46 am

marjoram_blues wrote:Imp - the result was...

Academically satisfying.
Any mind-altering?
As in diminishing 'aesthetic' pursuits, or an increased ethical persuasion...

The young university student, if growing through learning - rather than parroting - must be pulled in all kinds of directions and tensions of conflict of interest. Costs and benefits of socialising v study. A little of both - so, neither/ nor...

I'd be interested to hear the conclusions of your study, if you can recall...
academically satisfying, yes...

mind altering? no...

the young student perhaps - I was in my mid thirties at the time...

I remain a skeptic

(I'll try to find a copy of my paper - it is most likely on an older computer so it will take a while to find)

-Imp

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