College was a long time ago, but I was a philosophy major. I chose philosophy because I was intrigued, nothing else particular grabbed me, and I thought it was a good foundation for both literature and law, which I thought I might want to make my career.
It turns out I was right about my career, and I think the study of philosophy WAS good preparation for both these fields. The problem is, I don’t really remember anything I studied. And I don’t think I’ve EVER remembered what I learned in those courses, most of which were in the nature of the history of philosophy. I suppose I learned enough to pass the exams and write the papers, but, please don’t ask me any questions.
I’m not proud of this, and so I’d like to start over again and RE-learn it all. As a lifelong bibliophile, I still have most of my college philosophy texts, plus several more that I’ve picked up along the way. I’m not saying that I’m going to read them all again, but I am going to try to make some sense of it. No time like the present.
Starting with the Ancients . . .