Being Truly Cultured

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Being Truly Cultured

Post by Emiliana » Tue Jul 18, 2017 1:23 pm

https://theboard.byu.edu/questions/90098/

1. I have read
{x} Wilde {x} Shakespeare { } Hugo {x}Milton
I read probably 2/3 of Paradise Lost and 1/3 of Les Mis so I'm giving myself one point between the two.

2. I have attended
{1/2} Operas {x} Symphonies
I've only been to one opera, so half a point there.

3. I am versed in the different styles of
{1/2} Picasso {1/2} Van Gogh { } Rembrandt {1/2} Michelangelo { } da Vinci


4. I am fluent in
{1/2} Latin {1/2} Greek

5. I am steeped in the knowledge of these mythologies
{ } Egyptian { } Norse { } Asian {x} Greek

6. I can discuss the nuances of the philosophies of
{ } Socrates {x} Plato {1/3} Aristotle {1/3} Descartes { } Spinoza { } Leibniz {1/3} Kant
I'm giving myself one point total between Aristotle, Descartes, and Kant because I can discuss them, but not necessarily the nuances.

7. I am familiar with the works of
{ } Aquina {x} Augustine { } Anselm

8. I
{ } know enough about historical artifacts to be a curator for a national museum

9. I study Memes
{ } Yes {x} No, shamefully

11/28 = 39%
Yep.

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Re: Being Truly Cultured

Post by Cognoscente » Tue Jul 18, 2017 2:13 pm

"Asian" mythology? C'mon, guy.
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Re: Being Truly Cultured

Post by Digit » Tue Jul 18, 2017 5:24 pm

I read the epic of Gilgamesh after watching the Star Trek TNG episode Darmok.
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Re: Being Truly Cultured

Post by Portia » Wed Jul 19, 2017 12:20 am

1. I have read
{x} Wilde {x} Shakespeare {x} Hugo {}Milton

2. I have attended
{x} Operas {x} Symphonies

3. I am versed in the different styles of
{x} Picasso {} Van Gogh { } Rembrandt {x} Michelangelo {x} da Vinci

4. I am fluent (wait really?) in
{} (spoken, classical?) Latin {} Greek

5. I am steeped in the knowledge of these mythologies
{ } Egyptian {x} Norse { } (pan-?)Asian {x} Greek

6. I can discuss the nuances of the philosophies of
{ } Socrates {x} Plato {} Aristotle {x} Descartes { } Spinoza { } Leibniz {x} Kant

7. I am familiar with the works of
{x} Aquinas {x} Augustine { } Anselm

8. I {x} know enough about historical artifacts to be a curator for a national museum

9. I study Memes
{ } Yes {} No, shamefully {x} the Richard Dawkins kind

18/28 = 64%

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Re: Being Truly Cultured

Post by Marduk » Thu Jul 20, 2017 10:34 am

So you can't be cultured unless you embrace European colonialism. Got it.
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