Friday, November 25, 2011

"Oh, you're such a positivist!"

Also overheard in yesterday's Jurisprudence (JPT) seminar: "So far so Kant". Hmm, OR IS IT?

Some of the readings for JPT. No I haven't read them all....yet.

To be honest, I'm still pretty lost and confused in every JPT seminar I attend. (And I've attended quite a few of them...3 times a week, 7 weeks so far...yeah.) Everyone thinks so fast, everytime I catch up they've already moved onto the counter-counter-counter argument to the original proposition. My main problem is that I lack any kind of philosophical background, which by itself isn't fatal, but pretty awful when: a) you aren't used to rhetorical thinking, b) your critical thinking skill are rusty, and c) you have zero knowledge of philosophical methodology (naturalizing what, exactly?!) and philosophy of language (truth values, anyone??). Well that, and my reading skills are abysmal. Seriously, when did I become such a slow reader? This is true of most classes, but especially JPT where I have reread every sentence 5 times in order to understand it.

Sigh. One more term before final essays and evaluations. I have my work cut out for me. C'mon brain, learn faster!


  1. I am sure you will have a wonderful holiday, enriched by your ultra-intellectual reading. and when you are tired of reading, you can do some weight-lifting with your books ;)

  2. Thanks Kaishan! Hmm weight-lifting Jurisprudence books..this sounds like a work-out I can get behind!