Finding Myself Through My College Major – The New York Times


Department of Philosophy–University of Texas at Austin

UT College of Liberal Arts Department of Philosophy.

Click the link above.  Please read the three questions poised under the category of “Welcome.”  Do you have personal, developing answers to the three questions?  Any class you take in college and university should be providing you a platform or answers (partial or complete) to those three questions; that includes college courses in history, literature, biology, math, or the arts.

If you are not examining answers to these questions daily, then you need to be.  You have a choice to resolve doubt as much as you can  Just do it.

I quote from the Department of Philosophy, University of Texas at Austin, webpage.

Philosophers have generally taken several questions as central:

  • What is there? (And, what, in particular, am I?)
  • How do I know?
  • What should I do?

The Philosophy Department of the University of Texas at Austin carries on that tradition.

Poor Students Struggle as Class Plays a Greater Role in Success –

Poor Students Struggle as Class Plays a Greater Role in Success –

I’m an instructor at one of these colleges. We just ended a semester and issued the grades. Guess who gets the “F’s” ? It’s not for lack of intelligence. It’s lack of transportation, lack of babysitting, lack of a stable home environment to do homework, lack of family support, lack of any tradition of “succeeding” in the family, and employers who won’t work with these kids to schedule them so they get to class. Low attendance is the #1 cause for failure, lack of homework is right up there too. If you’re behind the 8-ball, it’s so much harder to ever get ahead. But we instructors can’t lower the bar, either. We have to hold every student up to the same criteria. I don’t know what the solution is. And whatever the solution is, there’s no money to pay for it anyway. All the money flows to the Cayman Islands these days.