Thursday, August 30, 2007

Readings for Week Two

A Provisional Syllabus for the Whole Term will be ready in a few days. But here's what we're covering next week:

Part One:

Curtis White: Idols of Environmentalism and Part Two: The Ecology of Work


Part Two:

From Nature, by Ralph Waldo Emerson, Nature, Beauty. Read more, if you like.

From Walden, by Henry David Thoreau, Where I Lives and What I Lived For, Spring, Conclusion. Read more, if you like.

It would be great to have at least a couple of folks step up to co-facilitate the discussion of these early texts. Talk to me after class tomorrow or e-mail me over the weekend if any of these texts appeals to you with special forcefulness.

1 comment:

Edgar P. said...

After reading C. White's writings, I felt how the meaning of "New Age" thinking is a mere unrealistic perception (what he describes as "system language") and/or a method of discrediting what is believed or what is considered spirituality. The general idea of "New Age" should be abandoned and never be used again to mislead or diminish ones consciousness!