This Journal entry should focus on your
reading of the classic text assigned for this week.
These texts are historically important
works by philosophers who are central to the tradition. These are
not easy works to read or grasp. The accompanying reading, The Growth
of Meaning, is provided to help you get more from your classic text.
In your Journal entry #5, discuss the
experiences that you have in reading the classic text #5. Explain
the challenges, points of interest, difficulties, and discoveries
that you find there. Remember the the Journal is an informal writing
assignment in which your direct feelings, observations, experiences,
and ideas are of most relevance.
In Particular, please focus on the key
concepts that you find in the text. Of course, there will be more
important words than you have time to cover here, but at least point
out one key concept that you can give an explanation of (i.e. what
it means in the text) and one key concept that is not clear to you.
For each, explain the roles that these concepts have in text (e.g.
are they used frequently? what sorts of claims are they used in? Is
any definition given of them?)
Your Journal is an area to explore these
ideas. Use this exploration in conjucntion with a thoughtful examination
of the text and express the results.