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Werner Herzog’s Bear

Tim’s Light Reading (10/11/2012)

1 (of 5). Shocks v. Non-Shocks At Notes From Ironbound, Werner Herzog’s Bear posits that there are two categories among employed academics, “shocks” and “non-shocks.” WHB then discusses the implications of their experience (i.e. “the experential divide”) in the profession. What do you think? Does this divide exist, as described by WHB? How would you modify the story? What does this mean for intellectual historians? 2. Reading “The Great Books” Of Philosophy Check out James Garvey’s discussion and survey, at Talking Philosophy, of philosophers (and intellectual historians, if he only knew it) on which of “the great books” of philosophy Read more