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在写的essay topics,发一下牢骚

这些是现在在写的essay的topics。
教授太帅了,我快疯了。
教授侯曰:既然班上有研究生也有本科生,那么,我就用研究生的标准来对待这门课。(他曾在Harvard/Columbia任教)我也保证,如果你在我的课可以拿A, 那么你在Harvard的同等级课也能拿A。

(1) Develop Hegel’s account of the soul and natural mind. What isthe underlying idea that connects the different notions that Hegeldevelops in this anthropology? Characterize the psychologicaldevelopment of human beings from physical soul with its physicalqualities, physical alterations and sensibility to the feeling soul inits immediacy, in its self-feeling and habit, to the Actual Soul.Develop Hegel’s account of the significance of these notions in humanpsychological development? What role do they play in less theoreticallysophisticated cultures and what role do they play in the earlier stagesof individual human development? What is Hegel’s view of these aspectsof human psychology when they emerge in more mature individuals inmodern culture? Develop this point in some detail using an example.


(2)Develop Hegel’s account of consciousness and self-consciousness. Whatis consciousness for Hegel? What is consciousness in its immediateform? How does such consciousness differ from the sensibility ofnatural mind on the one hand and the immediacy and singularity ofintuition in representation on the other hand? Why does Hegel thinkthat immediate consciousness must become perception before it can trulygrasp particular objects? Why does Hegel think that one cannot in turnmake sense of perception of objects without thinking of the objects ofperception and indeed the subject of perception as connected togetherin different possible circumstances by laws? What role does explanationin terms of law play in Hegel’s account of the way objects and therelations between objects express the powers of those objects indifferent circumstances? Why does Hegel think that explanation in termsof laws implicitly presupposes self-consciousness? How doesconsciousness develop into self-consciousness?


3) What isself-consciousness? What does Hegel mean when he characterizesimmediate self-consciousness as drive or desire? Why is it appropriateto think of desire as self-consciousness and immediateself-consciousness as desire? How does self-consciousness as desiredevelop into recognitive and then into universal self-consciousness?Hegel argues that the desire for recognition is a consequence of thenature of self-consciousness. Why is mutual recognition required byself-consciousness? Why does the struggle for mutual recognition leadto a collapse into master and slave consciousness? What are thelimitations of master and slave consciousness as forms of mutualrecognition? What features of master self-consciousness and whatfeatures of slave self-consciousness point forward towards a moreadequate form of self-consciousness? How does universalself-consciousness (as embodied for instance in the Stoic notion ofreason) overcome some of the limitations of both master and slaveconsciousness as forms of mutual recognition? Why does Hegel think thatthe whole account of reason and mind is ultimately needed in order toprovide an adequate account of successful mutual recognition?



(4)Develop Hegel’s account of representation or mental idea . What roledoes universal self-consciousness play in representation or mentalidea? How is this reflected in the relation of the demonstratives“here” and “there” “now” and “then” and the manner in which they aresystematically connected to the use of the demonstrative expression“I”? How is an image generated from the sensory contents presented toone in the form of intuition that is expressed in those systematicconnections between demonstrative expressions? How are the differentperspectival relations of a subject to such images brought together ina unity? What is the role of imagination in underwriting this unity andmaking associations between different perspectival presentations ofimages possible? How does Hegel’s argument support his rejection (withKant) of the empiricist conception of ideas as the primary vehicles ofcognition in favor of the primacy of the concept or notion of anobject?


(5) Develop Hegel’s conception of language.Explain and critically evaluate the relation that Hegel sees betweenspoken, tacit thought, and written language. Why does Hegel take vocallanguage to be primary in relation to written language? How is thisconnected with Hegel’s account of vocal expression as temporalintuition of signs that gives sensations and intuitions “the right ofexistence in the ideational realm”? What is his account of naming andwhy does it play a central role in his account of language? How doesHegel argue for the superiority of alphabetic writing over other formsof writing (such as hieroglyphic writing) based on his conception ofnames? Is his argument plausible on the basis of his conception ofnames? Is it plausible independently of his conception of names? Whatrole does memory play in Hegel’s account of naming and language?Develop Hegel’s distinction between retentive, reproductive andmechanical memory in the development of thought from language.


(6)Develop the argument that leads Hegel from the process of appropriatingproperty by persons through contract to crime and the distinctionbetween right and wrong. Then show how Hegel develops the conception ofmoral responsibility and moral consciousness from the recognition of animpartial perspective for the adjudication of wrongs. How is thisexpressed in the concept of the good as the unification of welfare andright? Hegel maintains that the good is only in and through the thoughtthat recognizes it. How does this idea lead to the idea of conscienceand why does this encourage Hegel to think of morality as inherentlysubjective even though it purports to express impartial and universalprinciples? What are Hegel's objections to the dictates of conscienceand the conception of the good that conscience supplies? Are theseobjections fair? How does Hegel aim to meet these objections throughthe notion of moral (ethical) life and social ethics?
looking forward to the days to come.
Does your professor do the curve?
looking forward to the days to come.
我很喜欢这个professor,上个学期拿Kant的课也是他教授的。
只是现在在写论文,写完一个又一个,所以发下感慨。
looking forward to the days to come.
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