One of the nice things about having a blog is the ability to post whatever you're thinking and no one can interrupt you (unless some hackers take down your blog or it gets pulled from the server). I am going to now excercise this privilage regarding the philosophy class I had today.
Some of my classmates, especially the females, actually I'm guessing mostly, no basically no one else other than the females, may have thought that my behavior was odd and that I am wrong wrong wrong wrong wrong wrong wrong. Wrong.
I am only guilty of one faux paux, as far as I can see. At the end of class I expressed a possible interpretation of the text concerning Arisotle's statement that women should be ruled by men in the context of the household. I stand by my interpretation possible validity. I conceded that if there was a priniciple prior to the one given by Aristotle and it was a principle which he held or which his position rested on, and these principles led to a contradiction, then obviously his position would be logically unteniable. My mistake, after granting this truth, was to explain why I thought Aristotle might actually be right, rather than merely keeping my mouth shut and give the impression that I merely thought the arguments given against the Philosopher by our class weren't quite up to snuff.
My apologies for not keeping my mouth shut. To tell the truth, my opinion isn't very firm on this issue. And the arguments which were being presented against Aristotle were more passionate than reasoned. They were given in a very, how you say, moralistic tone (moralistic meaning "uttered from atop a soapbox"). This turned me off and made me less likely to concede a point. But it is dinner time now. I really don't think women are dumb. Unfortunately, the women in class today got a bit carried away and gave some rhetorical arguments when logic was called for. I'm gonna go eat.