Notes on reading:
- General observations:
- In each chapter read
- first to understand the general argument, and
- second to consider how he argues the case and
- third, and only after steps one and two, to critique constructively his argument.
- Watch for his general statements (e.g., on page 6 at the bottow) where
he puts together a significant generalization of his argument.
- Pay attention to how he got to that point and what he does with it thereafter
(how he builds on the observation).
- As with any evidence, try to understand what the author is doing BEFORE
trying to critique the case.
- On the Introduction
- What point does he want to make? About the study of Greek culture? about
the contribution of the Greeks?
- What is the basis of his criticism of multi-culturalism and post modernism?
These issues go to the heart of contemporary general education, so it
is worth considering their validity.