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#21 Tom Rexton

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Posted 19 April 2006 - 07:19 PM

What, in Zeus's name, is a "human event" class? Is is like a '60s "happening?"


No. It's a Western literature/philosophy course in seminar form. We read a broad variety of the classics of Western literature, from Classical Antiquity down to the present, discuss our thoughts in class, and write argumentative papers on a particular work of our choice. Because of the time limits, however, we do not read all the works in their entirety. Only a few--most of them fiction--are read in their entirety. The professor selects which works (or passages thereof) we read, so the experience is highly dependent on the professor's selections. Thankfully, my professor selected a lot of works by philosophers of Ancient Greece, the Age of Reason and the Enlightenment, and only a relatively few works by Romantic, postmodern and Eastern philosophers. (He admitted that his favorite philosopher is Nietzsche, and the influence is sometimes palpable. :angry2: )
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Posted 19 April 2006 - 07:28 PM

Human Events sounds like a synonym for "history".
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Posted 19 April 2006 - 08:22 PM

Human Events sounds like a synonym for "history".
"When in the course of human events, it becomes necessary..."
ANTHEM
"It is my eyes which see,
and the sight of my eyes grants beauty to the earth.


It is my ears which hear,
and the hearing of my ears gives its song to the world.


It is my mind which thinks,
and the judgment of my mind is the only searchlight that can find the truth."


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