Historical method used in Hunnicutt's article
analysis of discourse
how are they used?
etymology/ not entomology
freedom segh schole
basic definition/ constant freedom/victory
Other Greek words for freedom
eleutheros (liberal/Free), exousia (Freedom/Power to do something), autonomia (autonomous)
What is freedom?
Imagine freedom- good or bad/ perfect or mixed?
political, seat belt
Always mixed- definition by means of opposition, freedom / determinism
economic oikia- schole another reversal public private flip flop
round to it
Assign value to free, not free you get a
what is worth doing for its own sake- what is freedom for?
the purest freedom?
ascholea not= work vs leisure
scholia/ ascholia= much richer idea, having to do with
cause/effect this for that
means and ends, for from
Myth of perfect work is a product of bad thinking due to bad words
Myth of perfect work-
Some day my prince will come
vs common sense
Religion of work, who am I
The fantasy of collapsing means and ends
These ideas were virtually unthinkable in Greek
the question of freedom
method of difference
appetite, want, pain
why do anything and not nothing?
What is worth doing for itself?
modern- autotelic, intrinsic motivation
leads to 2 philo principles
what is worth doing for itself?
Great Chain of Being
just a little lower than the angles
spiritual circuit, freer/better/beautiful
Freedom the hardest to learn/ how do you teach it?
You think you know all there is to know- the absence of constraint
higher ed/ more it is about what to do in freedom
freedom must have disciplines- piano
work for being free
don't work too much
chose freedom, a disposition of the soul
center life on free time, not necessity
NOT ARISTOCRATIC a matter of education and right choice
the big criticism of Greek leisure is that it is aristocratic
but its not, in theory
material life and pleasures
Socrates, a street person
"necessity" can be infinite, a product of pride and fear of freedom
GO UP DUMMY in the great chain of being-
chose freedom- moral like choice
Don't sleep too much
A person asleep is no better than a corpse
The liberal arts
free arts, given
Royalty and honorarium
Unlike present day
learn to do vs modern ed
give freely vs modern ed
leisure/liberal arts for doing in the community
CULTURE- shared experience of transmitting (teaching), practicing,
and creating who we are
mind/spirit/body in a social place
A PLACE TO BE FREE
parks, swimming pools, libraries, schools, etc.
free places for free people
THE PUBLIC SECTOR
polis, politics= public, participation
highest liberal art=philosophy
schole and paidia
ed levels, 20s=liberal arts, doing them,40s study philos, afterward,
a break in the continuum-
philos= the highest????
Is he serious? completely irrelevant, right?
we will see- can he convince you to "do philosophy?"
the method to teach philosophy
play=children fo Greek and English
what to make of it
fool them, lure them to learn
Turn the eye of the soul
forced learning does not stay, useless a waste of time
memory course, mnemonic (spell OK) devices, my children's card game
the pedagogue (spell ok)
correct unlawful play
with correcting play
same with adults
find unlawful play (philo) and correct it
forms of unlawful playing
taking serious things playfully
pretending to do philo, look for the truth, when all the while you
are after something other than the truth
examples Socrates' trial
stories of the Oracle at Delphi
false (over) seriousness
taking playful things seriously 2
GO UP SERIOUS
GO DOWN PLAYFUL
points to make
what is truth?
truth vs opinion
at the beginning of wisdom
(spell OK) ALLEGORY of the CAVE
WHAT IS WORTH DOING FOR ITSELF
CONCERNS OF BEING HUMAN, life, death, love (vs achy breaky heart)