Notes on Introduction to the Humanities -- Hum A211
William Jamison - Instructor
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZKTfaro96dg Waiting for Superman trailer
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/%C3%9Cbermensch correct Wiki for Ubermensch
How did we get this way?
but there was http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ralph_Waldo_Emerson
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C0rXXQ5TmVM&NR=1 Susan Neiman
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M8uPvX2te0I&feature=featured Selena Gomez A Year without Rain
Schopenhauer and Hegel
(I have posted an article by Terry Pinkard in Blackboard that is just about the best summary of the Phenomenology I know.)
One example of a literal interpretation was “The Coin of Tribute” which I gave first as I remembered the “literal” version – leading to a traditional interpretation but followed up with Robert Funk’s “standard Jewish interpretation” and so pose the question – which interpretation is correct? How could we know?
It seems often a person views an interpretation as the literally correct one when they are simply unaware of what other interpretations there might be. More education – where other interpretations of a text become familiar – lead to the realization that the concept of a “literal meaning” – or perhaps the “New Critics” view is only a method of reinforcing our own interpretation of a text as the only correct one to exclude those interpretations of others.
The logical result of the Protestant Reformation was atheism.
Simon Schama "Rough Crossings"
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