Where Am I?
If you are going on a voyage, it might be good to think about where you
are when you start. It might also be good to introduce yourself to your
campanions and fellow voyagers.
To do this you should write a brief essay of about a page in which you
tell us about yourself and what brings you to study the History of Western
Philosophy. Here are some questions. You don't have to answer all of them.
They are simply here to help you think about how to articulate where you
What is your background in Philosophy? Are you a beginner at
Philosophy, or do you have some experience? Are you a major or minor? If
not, what is your main area of study? What interests do you bring to
studying the history of philosophy? Are there philosophers who you already
regard as interesting? Are there philosophers from our period who you
dislike? Are you looking foreward to this exploration or dreading it? If
you have fears, what are they? Hopes? Is there anything else you want to
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