Reflection #5

Honestly, the book has been scaring the crap out of me recently. I used to love scary movies and things that made me get that queasy feeling in my stomach when I was little, but over this past year I’ve become so squeamish and easily scared. It doesn’t help that I read those chapters at… Continue reading Reflection #5

Connection #5

In the book, Sophie’s World, I was especially intrigued in the Romanticism chapter. Alberto informs Sophie that they are but creations living deep within the major’s (Hilde’s father) mind. This relates to the subject of romantic irony that we learned about in class, due to the books sudden shift in reality. In the beginning of… Continue reading Connection #5

Connection #4

In class, we watched a Crash Course video that explained this very concept. Hank Green asked the viewer to close their eyes, and try to imagine an apple, but without its shape, color, texture,etc. Essentially, to imagine the fruit with its primary qualities, but not with it’s secondary qualities. I found this to be very… Continue reading Connection #4

Reflection #4

In reading Sophie’s World, I came across an interesting concept, by Hume, of man’s two different types of perception. The first one, called impressions, is defined as “the immediate sensation of external reality.” In other words, this is the moment that you experience an outside action, and that actions effect on you emotionally. The example… Continue reading Reflection #4

Connection #3

In my Reflection blog, I talked about how Spinoza thought that people were controlled by the nature in which God created us. Spinoza believed yhat everything in the material world happens out of necessity, since God is the “inner cause” of things that happen. In thinkig that everything in the material world happens throught necessity,… Continue reading Connection #3

Reflection #3

On pg. 244 of Sophie’s World, Alberto introduced Sophie to philosopher, Baruch Spinoza. The part that I found interesting in this chapter was on page 249, where Alberto, in explaining Spinoza’s view of freedom, compares and contrasts God to a puppeteer. Spinoza thought that God- or the laws of nature- were the “inner cause” of… Continue reading Reflection #3