Existentialism

21 Jan 19
Give it a Spin

Karen Horney worked against the theories that maintained the masochistic nature of women, their dependence on love, money and the protection of men. Some theories that forced women to look for the meaning of their lives through a husband, children and the care of their family.

21 Jan 19
Hamrawi Pads

A short story The moon was full that night. The day might have been brighter but it would certainely be greedy to not to use the same adjective for the night, unless of course, you’re questioning the ability of the writer to find better words, in which case there is a fair chance that you […]

21 Jan 19
VHS Revival

The early 1980s would become notorious for horror movie censorship.

During that time, the VHS boom would provide new possibilities for low-budget filmmakers looking to make their mark in the industry, and many independent producers leapt on the band wagon in an attempt to make a quick buck. The majority of these movies were dire to say the least, relying on cheap promotional tactics and shock value to garner attention in an increasingly competitive market

21 Jan 19
Existentialism

Before the second class, I decided it would be a good idea to look at the text we were supposed to be reading, and so I got a brief look at Albert Camus’ The Myth of Sisyphus. He starts by saying that the only important philosophical question was the one regarding suicide. I was just […]

21 Jan 19
Existentialism Reflections

The second week of this class, I felt like I had a better understanding of what it is all about. I read through the syllabus and had the class explained the previous week. The only thing that I was uncertain about was the skit. How could you turn existential ideas and topics into a skit. […]

21 Jan 19
Existentialism Reflections

I really had no idea what I was getting into when I signed up for this class. If the email preceding the class was a bright flashing sign of what was to come, then I was wearing a blindfold. I have never taken a philosophy class at ASU or in High School, but I read […]

21 Jan 19
Existentialism Spring 2019 Semester

Today was a surprisingly short class, although I am not sure what I was expecting considering the entire class was still getting into presentation groups, reading the assignments, and no one was going to be ready to present. We officially met our groups today but I’ve already known mine since the first day of class […]

21 Jan 19
Existentialism

Thanks for joining me! Good company in a journey makes the way seem shorter. — Izaak Walton

21 Jan 19
Existentialism Spring 2019 Semester

Overall the first week of classes was relaxed and filled with exciting, and interesting courses. I recently decided to double major in Philosophy after originally planning on merely doing it as a minor, and wanted to take this whole semester to focus the majority of my time on it. I was recommended Thad’s Existentialism course […]

21 Jan 19
Existentialism Spring 2019 Semester

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21 Jan 19
Existentialism

Walking into this class, I was both excited to see what was going to happen and apprehensive about the idea of beginning to question what the purpose of everything was. I remember wondering why on earth would I choose to go someplace that would pull me out of simply just doing things that I had […]

21 Jan 19
My Thoughts: Philosophy 304

I am not normally a shy person, but the moment I entered the class I had the urgency to sit in the back of the class. I didn’t know what to expect when I first came in; maybe a bunch of guys wearing tie-dye, a bunch of nerds with glasses, or just some frat dudes […]

21 Jan 19
The Reader's Digest Guide to Intimate Relations

Roman Polanski, Woody Allen, Bill Cosby, William Burroughs, Richard Wagner, Sid Vicious, V. S. Naipaul, John Galliano, Norman Mailer, Ezra Pound, Caravaggio, Floyd Mayweather, though if we start listing athletes we’ll never stop. And what about the women? The list immediately becomes much more difficult and tentative: Anne Sexton? Joan Crawford? Sylvia Plath? Does self-harm […]

21 Jan 19
Existentialism 304

Reflections for January 8th, 2019 So far, the reading and the first session of the class has drastically changed my opinion on what existentialism. Existentialism cannot be clearly defined in one sentence or phrase. This was evident in the definition Professor Botham provided which was made by his past students. The definition was so long […]

20 Jan 19
Existentialism

The things that really stood out to me about today’s class was getting to know my group better, as well as coming to a fuller understanding of what our presentation would look like and what the expectations were. I found that much of the pressure of presenting and teaching with my group was relieved after […]

20 Jan 19
Sentio Se

Sentio Se. I perceive myself. I have named this blog Sentio Se. Sentire means to perceive, to experience. But it also holds the idea that any implications that flow from this perception or experience are grasped. To illustrate this pont, imagine your body is suddenly stricken with indescribable pain. Your experience is pain yet your […]