Friday, June 2, 2017

EuroLit Homework

Read: "Legend of the Grand Inquisitor"
Answer: study guide questions

Thursday, June 1, 2017

EuroLit Homework

Finish: Demian

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

EuroLit Homework

Read: Chapter 7 of Demian and "Jacob's Wrestling"

Important Information/ Homework in red
Student Commentary in blue
Notes in black 
Quotes, unless otherwise noted, are Stewart's
Vocabulary in green
Stewart recommends in purple 
Dwell: means to live within
The existential essay will be a comparison of existential philosophers on one existential topic
What is the paradigm shift in Demian?
Novalis said that our objective being is the sum of our subjectivity
Watch the coat of arms.
The globe that the sparrow hawk is coming out of is representative of the world.
"Ontogeny recapitulates phylogeny" 
Sinclair's problem is the problem of humanity.
I believe it was Aristotle that said that art is an imitation of life.
Pistorius has the mark of Cain. 
Antiquarian: something that is like an antique.  
Nietzsche thought that we had to destroy our old gods and create new ones that relate to us. 
Gnosticism is a philosophy that exalts the spiritual. 

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

EuroLit Homework

Read: Chapter 6 of Demian

Important Information/Homework in red
Student Commentary in blue
Notes in black
Quotations, unless otherwise noted, are Stewart's
Vocabulary in green
Stewart recommends in purple

Emil is more interested in subjective reality than objective reality
Emil's forbidden voices are forbidden from the herd and the super ego
Think of the Allegory of the Den and how the people chained themselves in the cave.
"The world is a matrix of relationships" that relates unto someone -Heidegger
Emil scorns the world and himself because he has become disillusioned with the herd
Tenet: major idea
Nietzsche's Five Tenets: 
The Transvaluation of All Values: man decides morality and value
Ubermensch: Superman or beyond man
Apollonian and Dyonesian worlds: the light and dark worlds  
The Will to Power: Intentionality 
Eternal Return to the Self Same: Imagine that time is eternal and eventually everything will repeat itself again.
There's an idea that you can look at on TedEd on YouTube about if you set monkeys on typewriters forever, eventually they would come out with all the works of William Shakespeare. 
Existentialism is a response to Naturalism
Psychological Realism is an approach/ style of novel writing focusing on the psychology of a character
Stream of Consciousness writing is coming up in such novels as Catcher in the Rye. It is writing that aims to capture thought processes.
Zoroaster thought that there was good and that there was evil and that depending on what one does precedes the afterlife.
Also the father of Zoroastrianism
Thus Spake Zarathustra and Beyond Good and Evil by Friedrich Nietzsche
Emil is nihilistic because he's destroyed all of his values without creating any new ones. 
Emil is afraid of alienation
Jung thought that the unconscious could express itself through art. Like in Jane Eyre
Star 5 quotation on pg 70 regarding the daemon.
"You are the some total of your actions."