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Western Philosophy Intro Reader (the 10 [20] mintue version)

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Irwin DeVries tweeted about looking for a Western Philosophy Intro Reader. This is a ten minute start on that.

From an Open Yale syllabus let's take an initial set of readings "PLSC 114: Introduction to Political Philosophy (Fall, 2006) Steven B. Smith,"

Texts:

Plato, Trial and Death of Socrates
Plato, Republic
Aristotle, Politics
Machiavelli, The Prince
Thomas Hobbes, Leviathan
John Locke, Second Treatise of Government
Jean-Jacques Rousseau, Political Writings
Alexis de Tocqueville, Democracy in America

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I'm not sure how copyrightable that list of text is [I doubt is is these are pretty standard/ common knowledge/ but let's cite the above as a starting point]. If we compare the wikipedia article on Political Philosophy. one thing that I notice is that Aquinas and Marx are missing (I can't judge if David Hume should be there as well John Stuart Mill).
 
Project Gutenberg offers us a bookshelf http://www.gutenberg.org/wiki/Philosophy_(Bookshelf)

but also has available Leviathan by Thomas Hobbes  http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/3207 .

Alexis de Tocqueville, Democracy in America is at project gutenberg but also at https://ebooks.adelaide.edu.au/t/tocqueville/alexis/democracy/complete.html or http://xroads.virginia.edu/~HYPER/DETOC/toc_indx.html

An editable version of Rousseau in English seems trickier there's http://www.constitution.org/jjr/polecon.htm but it's a mess of ads and unclear rights.

Any how that's been 20 minutes and I've a meeting, hopefully this will save someone some time ... this of course isn't the hard part. that comes with selecting and introducing the texts, struggling with old / biased translations, and having enough subject knoweldge to know how to frame the whole thing.

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Announcing eXperience Play – Keegan Long-Wheeler

Keegan's 5 week game making / twine / instruction course

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ETUG (BC ) interesting model of lightening round of sharing failures
https://etug.ca/2016/09/19/fall-workshop-2016-call-for-proposals-open/

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http://www.theglobeandmail.com/life/parenting/back-to-school/laptops-in-class-lowers-students-grades-canadian-study/article13759430/

again with the study on distracted note taking ... ;-)

what about intentional incorporated use? but yes, on their own if people are distracted they take poorer notes.

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Lily for the day

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Why come to a library space?

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[A placeholder for thoughts]

What do you offer that they can't get via wifi?

Space? (role of 3rd place)

3d Printing?

Data vizualisation? And VR...

Workshops?

Relationship with wider fac dev / PD ? local?

Relationship with IT?

Research consult?

What do the physical (not yet digital ) resources offer? why?

Budget? Flexibility of space?

Outreach? Community Engagement?

How can you showcase what they do?

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St. Patrick's Day

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A few DH-ish resources for today

"So I am first of all a simple country person, a refugee, and unlearned. I do not know how to provide for the future. "

St . Patrick's Confession . 12 from http://www.confessio.ie .

 

Data visualization of names form 1890 census

And Mapping the Emerald Isle: a geo-genealogy of Irish surnames

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HTCVive / steam VR gets it right; loved playing with the balloons and watching the sea life. The sensors/ grids help [they map defined safe to move space]. though you still look foolish in the photos ;-)

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