Thursday, February 9, 2017

European Literature Notes 2/9/17

Important notes and homework in red
Student commentary in blue
Notes in black
Vocabulary in green
Stewart recommends in purple

Bring Student ID for tomorrow

There will probably be a quiz on terminology for Jungian psychology on Monday or Tuesday
How well can I type with one hand? Why don;t we find out because I'm trying to pay attention but there's just so many words.
Hyperbolic: from hyperbole, meaning exaggerated. Also a kind of mathematical function, but that's not what we're talking about.
Hegel presupposes that there exists more than one self-consciousness 
The Philosophy of Right for all the future lawyers out there
Is understanding seeing what "the experts" see or something else?
Sonder is a name for the realization that each person is living a life as complicated and nuanced as your own. If you're interested in finding more fun words for specific feelings, here's a link to the Dictionary of Obscure Sorrows
The Philosophy of Number One: "who's going to look after you if you don't look after you?"
Hegel is saying that individuals make up the universal and that there is no universal without any individuals. 
Hegel uses Plato's idea of recognition.
Is Hegel saying that in order to self-actualize and so be happy, one must recognize that each person is in fact an individual as complex and human as itself?
Hegel's Phenomenology of Spirit is about what humans do. It is a psychological model for how, when humans meet each other, each tries to prove dominance over the other as being the center of the universe in order to gain freedom.
What is freedom?
Death is a huge unknown because no one knows what happens. 
Søren Kierkegaard got his title of Fear and Trembling from Hegel.
Hegel says that the act of applying oneself to an activity connects oneself to pure spirit. 

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