Welcome to our class blog on Elemental Philosophy, a fall 2012 freshman seminar at St. Joseph’s College in Patchogue, New York. The course was inspired by David Macauley’s text, Elemental Philosophy and serves as a tribute to his thoughtful and provocative tour through human reflection and image-ing of the natural world around us. I encourage to visit Macauley’s blog. (We need to encourage him to continue it! However, it is challenging to maintain a blog and do everything else in life so let’s invite him to join us.)
As our semester developed, many of us added posts, images and links which connected to the theme at hand. At this point, our semester is over and I suspect the students will be way too busy with other obligations to continue but I invite others to comment and continue to build the site. This is a new experiment in interactive knowledge building and I welcome collaborative suggestions.
W. C. Turgeon