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Sunday, February 10, 2013

I am a little disappointed with the philosophy lecture...the lecturer was a charming little man and his lecture was ok although I had to listen carefully all the time, either my hearing is getting wors or he had a very discreet voilce. But more than half of the time was spent on discussing and the thoughts of 20-30 year olds are rarely original or surprising. But I did et some good thinking done myself and this course is more for getting knowledge than to think about knowledge so to speak....ItĀ“s on to Aristoteles and then the examination is to compare Platons and Aristoteles view on things, I can do that. Three women, nine men...is philosophy a subject for men?

Go the hoopnotica beginnerĀ“s video and it will be a good guidance, there are no movements we do not know already but it was refinement in instructions and putting it on will be a workout.
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  • CHRISTINASP
    So Plato AND the lecture were a disappointment... too bad. Hope you had other fun things in your day!
    2476 days ago
  • PHATPAT18
    I hope you get something out of the class as it progresses.
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  • BETH49
    emoticon Remember men only use a portion of their brain when they think. Women use both hemispheres for everything. By extrapolation, men need to be pushed to think outside of the box, so philosophy is challenging. Women need to be pushed to think linearly, singly. Because of how we think, just making a sandwich uses all the same synapses in all the same portions of the brain as concentrating on Plato. Women "philosophize" naturally. emoticon
    2476 days ago
  • JOYINKY
    The class is what it is. I hope you have a good day planned! emoticon


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  • KASEYCOFF
    It (the hearing) might just be age: I went to an audiologist last week and she said it's like needing reading glasses when we hit middle-age. We lose some of the soft sounds and are more apt to notice it with soundtracks on television or movies - or if someone speaks softly.

    If the other people in the philosophy class are in their twenties, and of them two are women (the third woman being you) and nine are men, I'd say that might be about right. Part of it might be that philosophy - like math or science - is still a somewhat nontraditional subject for women: from the time of the ancient Greeks, philosophy has been the provenance of men. Part of it may simply be its seeming irrelevance to the degrees women were more apt to pursue - women studied early education or basic nursing, whilst men became lawyers and doctors.

    And some of it might be a little more abstract than that. If it hadn't been a requirement when I was 20, I wouldn't have taken philosophy by choice, not at that age. Too much hard work, lol... Perhaps the men in the class you're taking are there because something they're studying requires them to take philosophy. You might get an idea of who is there because they want to be, and who is there because they have to be, depending how much people participate in any discussion.

    Maybe I'm just overthinking it all. You got my brain working, Meddy. No easy thing early on a Sunday morning...
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