Yesterday we discussed the New Hampshire primary. Who won? What do you think the significance might be?
Discussion on Unamuno:
Why does Unamuno invoke "the zon politikhon [political animal] of Aristotle, the social contractor of Rousseau, the homo economicus [economic man] of the Manchester school, the homo sapiens of Linnaeus"? What context is he trying to establish? How does it lay the foundation for his argument?
In your own words, what is Unamuno's core critique of Descartes in this passage? Specifically, in his view what is wrong with Descartes' conclusion "I think, therefore I am"?
What do Descartes and Unamuno agree on?
If you were to respond to Unamuno in defense of Descartes, what would you say?
What implications does Unamuno's ideas have for the way your own life and society is organized? Or, more specifically: What would Unamuno think about the education you've received and the educational institutions you have attended—and, in the future, hope to attend?