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Lecture 1

POLS 1000 Lecture Notes - Lecture 1: Milan Kundera, Faubourg, French Revolution


Department
Political Science
Course Code
POLS 1000
Professor
Martin Breaugh
Lecture
1

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Lecture 1
POLS 1000
WHY WE MUST THINK CRITICALLY?
THE TERM CRITICAL DOES NOT REFER TO THE QUALITY OF THE CONCLUSION IT
ARRIVED AT
CRITICISM REFERS TO A THINKING PROCESSS THAT AIMS TO EVALUATE
DOES NOT REFER TO NEGATIVE CONCLUSION
THIS EVALUTION BASED ON THINKING PROCESS
THIS THINKING PROCESS RESTS ON AN ANAYLIS ON A VARIETY OF FACTORS LIKE
HISTORY, LOGIC, OBSERVATION, CONTEXT, COHERENCE, RELEVANCE,
THIS TP, ASA, CT IS A SKILL
CAN ONLY BE LEARNED THRU PRACTICE
TO WORK ON THIS SKILL, FROM 1000-4000, ENGAGE IN INTELLECT, EXERCISES AIMED TO
IMPROVE THIS SKILL
CONTEXTUALIZE, HISTORY, LOGIC, EVALUATE
ALL THIS BEGS QS, WHY WE BE CRITICAL?
PRECIOUS ASSSETS WE WILL BRING TO REAL WORLD
CT WILL PROTECT YOU FROM CHARLETONS, IMPOSTERS, CORRECT DECISIONS, ENGAGE
IN DEFENDING INTELELECTUALLY, OVERCOMES STUPIDITY, LDS TO ABTRACT THOUGHT,
HOW CAN WE AVOID STUPIDITY, AND ABTRACTION ON THOUGHT,
Desire for immortaliy, both lit and politics permits one to transcend one’s mortal ability
ppl leave their traces in history and lit also lets leave traces
two authors, milan kundera, born in brno, czechslovakia, 1929,
jorges luis borges buines aires, died Geneva 1966
the distinction between ignorance, and stupidity kundera
the importance of extraction for thought ---borges
kundera writes French and Czech-art of the novel, the Jerusalem address
1985, kundera was awarded prestigious literary award, title of speech novel in Europe
attempts to recognize the contribution of other novelists, gustavve Flaubert
Gustave born 1821, 19 century French novelist madame bovary, about provincial life in
northern france married to a boring husband,
He wrote a dict. Of received ideas
Collect clices and fixed ideas of his time considered to intelligent ideas
19th century france, is the reign of the bourgoise
French revolution, 1790s starts, allows the bourgeoise to replace the aristocracy as a
ruling class in france, French aris, weak ready to disintegrate, the bourgioise with the
help of urban poor, strips the aris. Of its political power
From 1800 to 19th century the bourgeoise will consolidate its political status
The 1914 the ending of fr, arguable,
In the 2nd half of mid ages, merchants would set up camp right outside of walls
This was known as faubourg bourgeois
In the being of the word, it indicates the meaning
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