Wednesday, August 13, 2003

I have 43 hours to teach a love for the Good, the True, and the Beautiful


Actually, I have 43 50-minute periods, minus 2 for orientation and 3 for tests. That leaves 13 periods for Plato, 13 for Aristotle, and 13 for Augustine. It isn't nearly enough time.


However, as a high school teacher once told me, the job of a philosophy or theology teacher is not to be comprehensive. There is no way it can be done. Rather, he says, we should try to make our classes "dizzyingly seductive," so that the students will see some of the wonder that things are.


I will do my best.


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