Monday, December 04, 2006


Your final paper, a critical book review of Becker's The Heavenly City of the 18th Century Philosophers is due 1:00 pm Tuesday, 12/12. If it is at all possible to have them done by our last class, 12/5, I would love to be able to read them on the plane, but better you should do a good job on it than turn to it in early for my sake. Please place finished papers in my mailbox in the faculty building. Steve will be coming by to pick them up that afternoon.

What is Becker's thesis? How does he support it? Does he succeed in making his case, or do you have reservations and/or qualifications? I value clarity, conciseness and completeness.

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Blogger marky said...

Hi, my name is Mark in Denver. i want to become a "soldier of truth" (what Gandhi called Socrates). i have already come a long way but am looking to put together a group for support. my experience has been that real truth-seeking, that is, actually seeking larger and deeper truths as opposed to just self-interested probing to confirm preconceived notions or to make more money or to seek comfort, is rare. indeed, almost nonexistent. Morally speaking, spiritually speaking, if one is not seeking truth, one are fully content with illusion and delusion.
i would probably write different people weekly to seek support and challenge me, it could be email correspondence or something more if desired. i am 59. i could offer others support if desired but mostly want to put together like minded, sincere seekers of truth. is this something you might be interested in? any leads would be appreciated.
thank you for your consideration, Mark Hanawalt

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