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RE: [philosophy-31] APDG's Breakfast Club - Course Selection Vote & More

From: Leonard H.
Sent on: Sunday, December 7, 2008 9:53 PM
I am open to any and all of the options you suggested for the Great Minds series.  I'm excited about those and would like to view and discuss the complete set.  Also, I recommend that we begin ASAP, while the opportunity is still available.  
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From: [address removed] [mailto:[address removed]] On Behalf Of Dave Kennedy
Sent: Sunday, November 30, 2008 6:44 PM
To: [address removed]
Subject: [philosophy-31] APDG's Breakfast Club - Course Selection Vote & More

Do you have recommendations for future special lectures? 
All options are open as to meeting location, times, frequency, topics, and media. One flexible option is to choose philosophers or topics from the Great Minds of the Western Intellectual Tradition course without adhering to any topical scheme or regular schedule. Alternatively, we could set up a weekday evening schedule meeting monthly, semi-monthly or weekly to watch and discuss the introductions to each of the seven parts of the Great Minds course. The half-hour introductions cover the following periods: Classical Origins, The Christian Age, The Enlightenment and Its Critics, The Age of Ideology, Modernism and the Age of Analysis, and The Crisis of Modernity. If the introductions generate further interest, we could set up another schedule to delve deeper into that period. Still another alternative is to follow the Great Minds...course as intended by the gifted college professors who carefully designed it. If we choose this more ambitious option, we are very likely to embark on the intellectual journey of a lifetime. The course begins with a survey of Greek and Judeo-Christian thought that may help us understand the influential roots of our own ideas and those of our fellow travelers. It continues with a development of these ideas along with a rethinking of some basic concepts during the: Christian Age, Renaissance, Enlightenment, Age of Discovery, and through Modernity as well as the various reactions to it. Two or more lectures could be scheduled for each meeting at intervals as frequent as you like.

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