Sunday, 4 March 2012

Making oneself loved/weak

As part of my course on Philosophy with the second year students I had asked them to write a reflection each day combining or connecting any idea of any philosopher of the Modern Western Philosophy era with an event of the day. I've had very interesting ideas coming up. The best so far has been the following:
Blaise Pascal says that we should not make ourselves weak relying on someone else's love for us.
XYZ (name of a senior year student) made himself weak when his friends loved him so much that they did his dissertation for him. He was made weak because he knew nothing of his paper.
Now that's quite a reflection, given the intellectual ability of the one who wrote it.

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