Tuesday, April 17, 2007

Pearls Before Swine

"Joshua Bell is one of the world's greatest violinists. His instrument of choice is a multimillion-dollar Stradivarius. If he played it for spare change, incognito, outside a bustling Metro stop in Washington, would anyone notice?"

...apropos Leisure, the Basis of Culture. It seems that many Americans are content not only to be proletariats, but philistines as well.

Monday, April 02, 2007

Can Marx Put Some Life in the German Attack?

What will we be doing April 4?

Please finish reading German Ideology so we can finish discussing it on Wednesday. The semester is rapidly drawing to its close. Here's my proposal for ending the term:

M 4/9 KMSW: Poverty of Philosophy, pp. 212-22
W 4/11 KMSW: Poverty of Philosophy pp. 223- 233
F/4/13 KMSW: Communist Manifesto, pp. 245-262

M 4/16 KMSW: Communist Manifesto, pp. 263-271
W 4/18 Pieper, Leisure the Basis of Culture, I-III (Reserve)
F 4/20 Pieper, Leisure the Basis of Culture, IV-V (Reserve)

M 4/23 Maritain, The Person and the Common Good, pp. 31-59 (reserve)
W 4/25 Maritain, The Person and the Common Good, pp. 59-105 (reserve)
F 4/27 McLellan, Karl Marx, "The Reputation," pp. 77-93