If I had never learned to have courage and question a class about an imposing author such as Hegel or Plato, I may not have been able to do the same with confidence amidst my IPRO team. Fortunately my team members are able to provide ready explanations and feedback, unlike 19th century tomes about transcendental idealism.
It’s the beginning of a new term at Shimer and, while only in its infancy, this semester has become a statement about returning. In my Hegel class we’re constantly navigating the dialectical movement of the consciousness returning into itself; in Psychopathology I’m revisiting authors and material that I haven’t engaged with since my first year at Shimer. On top of the returns I’ve been encountering inside of the Shimer curriculum, I also find myself making a physical restoration – the reversal of a departure I made last spring.