For Monday, 3/28 and Wednesday, 3/30,here are the following readings.  I will have hard copies outside my office, hopefully by Wednesday.

Before Monday’s class please read:

Blackburn, Think, Chapter 8; readings on Stoicism (excerpts from Epictetus’ Enchiridion), suffering (Viktor Frankl (please read from “Long after…” on page 58, up to “vegetate as did a majority of the prisoners” on page 81)), grief and death (excerpts from various thinkers)

Before Wednesday’s class please also read:

 Excerpts from “The Needs of the Soul” from The Need for Roots by Simone Weil (1949, trans. 1952) SKIM the whole thing and then choose one or two of the needs Weil identifies to focus your reading attention.

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