Monday, April 26, 2010

philosophy funnies

I may regret this. But it may be tons of fun, too.

I try not to do the same course twice, or repeat myself in class more than necessary. We did Simon Critchley's Book of Dead Philosophers and Robert Richardson's William James for the first time this year, for instance.

So yesterday I signed off on a decision for Intro in the Fall: we'll read comic books. Sent the bookstore my order. They call them graphic novels now, but comics is exactly what they are. Is this pandering? I prefer to call it pedagogical experimentalism, and philosophy for beginners.

We'll do Logicomix too. Who'll have the last laugh?

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