Read the following books. If you need to skim, be sure that you have a good grasp of the core ideas. In addition, watch the required films that are listed just below the books. After reading the required books for the week and watching the required films, please respond to this week’s essay question.
BOOKS FOR THIS WEEK
The Library of Consciousness | Audio Version
Estimated reading time: 1 hour
The Socratic Quest | Audio Version
Estimated reading time: 3 hours
Extra Credit (not required, but encouraged)
THE LIFE OF PYTHAGORAS | Audio Version
REASONABLE LOGIC | Audio Version
Required Films (the vast majority of these mini-movies were created by your professor over the past 10 years).
2. THE MYTH OF ETERNAL RECURRENCE
3. THE LIMITS OF SCIENCE
4. THE EMERGENCE OF RATIONALITY
5. Plato’s Allegory of the Cave
6. Mysterium Tremendum: Part One
7. Mysterium Tremendum: Part Two
8. The Delos Cube
All films are available as closed caption (just click on the CC button when watching)
TWO ESSAY QUESTIONS REQUIRED: 1. Why was Socrates sentenced to death? 2. Why is there a conflict (for some) between science and religion? Be sure to support your answers with references to the required readings and films. Each answer should be at least 150 words.