Friday, February 10, 2017

European Literature Notes 2/10/17

Important information & Homework in red
Student commentary in blue
Notes in black
Vocabulary in green
Stewart recommends in purple

Read pages 1-6 of Jung packet

Vocab quiz on Jungian Vocabulary on Monday 

Hegel has a fusional view between Platonic and Aristotelian thought. Thought that there was something more than the material world and that the universe is in the individual instances of the thing. 
Hegel thinks that facing death is the way that people understand what makes a happy life. 
How ironic. In some cases, by the time an individual faces death, there isn't anything left for them to do to change their life and make their life happy. 
Investing one's being into one's work is the way to recognize one is self-conscious says Hegel.
Hegel says that the things that matter are the things that aren't matter (haha). The only things that matter are those things which last forever.
What are the things that last forever?
Homer has Hegel's thought implicit in it. After Achilles faces death, he becomes compassionate towards Priam. 
Marx took up Hegel's thought that work is the key to self-consciousness. Marxism is an ideology that supposes that in order to be self-conscious, the self must be annihilated in unity.
Nietzsche has the opposing viewpoint, that the self must be exalted to achieve self-consciousness.
The works of Karl Marx are the foundation for a divergent path of Western Philosophy.
The Beak of the Finch by Jonathan Weiner is an excellent book that illustrates how the process of evolution works. 
Jung adds the collective unconscious to the Freudian model of psychology
Hegel thinks that everything that has come before us is part of us. 
The Descent of Man by Charles Darwin 

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