In this essay, you will develop an argument based upon your own interpretation/analysis of two of the texts we have considered so far this semester. One of the texts will be Immanuel Kant's "An answer to the question: what is enlightenment?" The other text will be either Moliere's "Tartuffe" or Voltaire's "Candide, or Optimism". Examples of questions/issues to consider: how do the authors speak to eachother? on what points might they disagree? how do these works fit into the enlightenment? how mucht one author respond to the themes/issues/characters created by the other? ect.
I finished the first week of In Treatment before I went out last night.
Damn, is this show an emotional roller coaster. Also, Gabriel Byrne is the best actor ever.
I'm astounded that they've shot 45 episodes of this thing - the emotional work involved in making these episodes must be astounding - since each character has to go through just about every set of emotions possible in a roughly 23 minute period each week.
I'm also surprised at how good Blair Underwood is - he's never impressed me before.
Obviously I'm happy that there is an Alias girl in it - in general I'm always like "wee!" whenever I see any of the Alias people in anything, because I'm a total alias geek.
What's weird is that in Alias she was so very, very British (which is how we all knew she'd end up fucking Sark) , while on In Treatment she's very, very Los Angeles. I wonder which is really her.
The only downside to the show is that it's ridiculously emotionally draining. I had to space the five episodes out over a few hours - I particularly needed a break after the gymnastic girl's story.
Anyway, while not for the squeemish (the first week deals really frankly with infidelity, bar bathroom sex, an incident that's pretty damn close to rape, abortion, fertility problems, suicidal tendencies, the Iraq War and the death of children) it's fascinating in a very voyeuristic way.
LOS ANGELES, California (AP) -- Britney Spears' stay in a psychiatric ward was extended for two weeks under a section in state law that allows patients to be kept for medical treatment if they are found to be gravely disabled or a danger to themselves or others, a person close to the pop star told The Associated Press.