Friday, December 12, 2008

Anticipating Spring Honors

I'll be offering two honors sections next semester: Philosophy of Music (300-level seminar; some familiarity with and, especially, lots of enthusiasm for philosophical analysis required) and an honors section of Art and Philosophy (100-level, but equally rigorous and challenging).

Student blogs, with some new requirements designed to improve inter-student communication and facilitate responsible, substantive blogging, will be one optional component of each seminar. In addition, all prospective honors students should take a close look at Matt Silliman's brief essay from T-12 Online, Volume 16.1 "What Makes Honors Students Honorable," where he offers a set of ideal (since never fully realized) intellectual virtues to which we all ought to aspire.

6 comments:

  1. Looking forward to the class and the new blog requirements!

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  2. And I look forward to your participation. (I think you'll appreciate the changes, even though I've never had to worry about the substance and thougtfulness of your posts.)

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  3. Ooo. Now that I'm done I have no fear in asking what the new blog requirements might be?

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  4. Same goes for you, SR, my other excellent blogger. Look for the details here as the semester begins. A preview: required interstudent commentary; required number and length of posts, and frequently instructor-generated topics. (Still going over longish papers received at close of semester; enjoying your monologue from Mars.)

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  5. Sounds interesting, it's too bad I won't be able to join. Thank you about the alien paper btw haha.

    Also, have you been using stumbleupon? The toolbar has yielded a few of the peculiar and interesting sites you've posted here.

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  6. Haven't used that search engine. I frequently post links to sites mentioned on "common dreams."

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