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21. Teaching Philosophy: Volume > 37 > Issue: 3
Hub Zwart, What Is Nature?: On the Use of Poetry in Philosophy Courses for Science Students
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“Nature” is one of the most challenging concepts in philosophy, and notoriously difficult to define. In ancient Greece, two strategies for coming to terms with nature were developed. On the one hand, nature was seen as a perfect geometrical order, analysable with the help of geometry and deductive reasoning. On the other hand, a more Dionysian view emerged, stressing nature’s unpredictability, capriciousness and fluidity. This view was exemplified by De Rerum Natura, a philosophical masterpiece in verse. In a philosophy course for science students, participants use both approaches. They are asked to give a definition of nature, and subsequently to capture nature in a poem. Quite consistently, their poetry proves more convincing than their definitions. In this paper, an anthology of student poetry is presented and analysed. To what extent may verse-writing as a philosophical assignment enable science students to come to terms with their (implicit) understanding of nature?
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22. Teaching Philosophy: Volume > 37 > Issue: 3
J. M. Fritzman, Review Article on Recent Texts on Hegel
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This article reviews four recent texts on Hegel: Howard P. Kainz’s Hegel’s Phenomenology of Spirit: Not Missing the Trees for the Forest, Dean Moyar and Michael Quante’s anthology Hegel’s Phenomenology of Spirit: A Critical Guide, Robert B. Pippin’s Hegel’s Practical Philosophy: Rational Agency as Ethical Life, and Leonard F. Wheat’s Hegel’s Undiscovered Thesis-Antithesis-Synthesis Dialectics: What Only Marx and Tillich Understood.
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23. Teaching Philosophy: Volume > 37 > Issue: 3
Joshua Alexander, "Experimental Philosophy and its Critic," ed. Joachim Horvath and Thomas Grundmann; "Experimental Philosophy," Volume 2, ed. Joshua Knobe and Shaun Nichols; and "Current Controversies in Experimental Philosophy," ed. Edouard Machery and Elizabeth O’Neill
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Anat Biletzki, "The Little Logic Book," by Lee Hardy, Del Ratzsch, Rebecca K. De Young, and Gregory Mellema
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Lapetra Rochelle Bowman, "Feminist Thought," 4th edition, by Rosemarie Tong
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Monica Cowart, "Arguing About Human Nature: Contemporary Debates," ed. Stephen M. Downes and Edouard Machery
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Aleksandar Jokic, "Propaganda and the Ethics of Persuasion," 2nd ed., by Randal Marlin
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Todd Jones, "Science, Ethics, and Politics: Conversations and Investigations," ed. Kristen Renwick Monroe
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Ed Kaitz, "The Beautiful Risk of Education," by Gert Biesta
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Deirdre Kelly, Ted Lougheed, "Current Controversies in Philosophy of Mind," ed. Uriah Kriegel
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