Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Teaching Western Philosophy et. al. at MCCC

Tomorrow I begin teaching at Monroe County Community College. My classes are Intro to Western Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion, and Intro to Logic.

I taught Western Philosophy several years ago. I'm re-doing the entire class, which is a lot of work, but a lot of fun. I get to revisit the great philosophers from the Pre-Socratics to Wittgenstein and all the major ones in between.

Tomorrow morning I'll introduce students to the problem of the "one and the many," via Pre-Socratic philosopher Thales; and then on to Parmenides' radical discovery of Being as his solution to the matter of change. With a little of Democritus's atomistic theory as a precursor to today's quantum theory. I look forward to seeing if I can make sense of this stuff to students who have never been exposed to philosophy before!