CLEMENTÉ Discussion

I will be leading a discussion with the local Clemente Class for the next few days. The topic is “Dreams, Dreaming, and Interpretation in the Hebrew Bible”.

genesis

 

We will be looking at Genesis and I will try to follow the outline below to focus the discussion:

 VIRTUAL WORLDS

ART, FICTION, DREAMS, TRIBAL HISTORY, RELIGION, MYTH

 

POSSIBLE WORLDS

LAWS OF LOGIC

RUSSELL’S PARADOX

ROCK SO LARGE GOD CANNNOT LIFT IT?

 

           LOGICALLY POSSIBLE WORLDS

 

                   ACTUAL WORLD

                       LAWS OF PHYSICS

                       REALITY

                        X IS REAL vs ?

 

m-c

 

 

4 thoughts on “CLEMENTÉ Discussion

  1. Very nice, and an interesting ! I learned about the Clemente program through Robert Pepper-Smith when I was talking to him at dinner after the last IPP talk a few weeks ago. It looks like a truly interesting and worthwhile program that is supported by VIU as well.

    I can’t quite recall if it’s in the Republic or the Symposium, but there’s that line by a character in Plato somewhere that you do philosophy only when your stomach is full. That’s probably not true–you need to feed to your soul as much as you need to feed your body. Just this morning, I happened to run across this article in The Guardian by someone who teaches philosophy to a younger, disadvantaged crowd than the Clemente program might: http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2015/nov/19/philosophy-poverty-drugs-kids-young-people.

    I’d love to hear how the sessions go!

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  2. Report on Session 1:
    The group was smaller than the last time I met with them. Apparently some members are ill and could not attend (or, perhaps they heard I was presenting and stayed away 🙂 ) But, those in attendance were keen to engage in the discussion and we spent the entire time talking about the key terms listed in the rough outline above! We had fun with some logic problems and some puzzles intended to bring out the distinction between possible words and logically possible worlds. Those puzzles often lead to the shaking of heads and the gnashing of teeth! Some I imagine are still thinking about the barber.

    Dreams, stories, myths – we talked about them and their properties for a long time.

    And it was good.

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