A great conversation in the comments below...I am taking notes. As I complained yesterday, I am teaching too much and I picked up essays from four classes last week. Lump that together with my course load--workshop and phenomenology course--and you know I am booked. Still--Jay, Thomas--I am taking notes and will have more to add to the Wittgenstein thought project by Tuesday, maybe tomorrow night.
And I already know how I want to finish my point below about Frost and will get to that as well.
In both cases, I want to take the time to respond to many of the points in a meaningful way. So expect a few more marathon posts.
I am currently reading:
Camus. The Fall
Magdalena Tulli. Dreams and Stones
Ludwig Wittgenstein. Tractatus & Philosophical Investigations
JL Austin. Philosophical Papers
my favorite blogs
and student essays. Fortunately, my fifth class is a philosophy course in ethics. Tomorrow, I give them a review for their first exam. They write essays in class. This exam is on Aristotle's Nicomachean Ethics. We incorporated into our discussion the films Groundhog Day and Run Lola Run (Lola Rennt). I wish I could teach five ethics classes. I am getting burned out, seriously, from all the essays. I want to give each student the same courtesy. After 80 essays, how is it possible?
For my students reading this, don't freak, just bring me ice cream. I love ice cream.