viernes, 10 de diciembre de 2010

En una galaxia muy, muy lejana...

y para todos cuantos transitan
por nuestras universidades.
"At St. John's College with its almost all-required curriculum all students read a great deal of philosophy, all original texts: Plato, Aristotle, Anselm, Aquinas, Machiavelli, Hobbes, Descartes, Spinoza, Leibniz, Locke, Hume, Kant, Hegel, Marx, Nietzsche and others. A number of students, not the best, come to believe that they know what philosophy is. To my great joy, the penultimate reading of their four years has become Heidegger's What is that Philosophy? (The last reading is Plato's Phaedrus.) In that little work Heidegger, partly through an examination of the origins of philosophy, makes it perfectly clear that we do not know what philosophy is; that to talk about philosophy is not to enter into philosophy, to philosophize; that like religion philosophy must enter into our very being, if we are to enter into it. It is not some method that can be turned on and off like a light switch; it is a way to be traveled, a way of living and searching, an extravagant searching for the governing sources of things."

4 comentarios:

  1. Para más INRI el S, John's College está en Annapolis, sede de la academia naval USA, que a donde se ha ido a refugiar el espíritu universitario. Sería interesante saber cuántos alumnos orientales tienen.

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    Y aquí seguimos pensando, con una perseverancia pasmosa, que la finalidad de la escuela, e incluso de los padres, es hacer felices a los niños...

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