I just handed in my mid-term exam for my "Philosophy of Religion" class. I absolutely smoked it! You can shove your Five Ways upp your arse, Mister Thomas Aquinas.

Anyhow, as I sat in my "Contemporary British and American Philosophy" class today, poring over Wittgenstein's Tractatus, I came to realize just how important it is to have philosophy explained to you by a clever person. When I read philosophy on my own, I have a tendency to be too gullible; Provided that the philosopher in question has a convincing style and (seemingly) fairly logical arguments, I tend to agree with him when I put the book down.

I most definitely need to develop my critical thinking faculties. Ironically enough, I just dropped my "Critical Thinking" class. It was kind of lame (the course, that is) -- taught me nothing I didn't already know. Also, as I see it, no serious course would be using a textbook called "The Pocket Guide To Critical Thinking". What is this, a DIY for philosophy newbies? In any case, I don't think you can really teach people to think critically. It's just probably just one of those things you have to figure out for yourself -- more of an attitude than memorizing a set of arbitrary guidelines.

I slept two hours last night. Yes, I went to bed at seven in the morning and woke up at nine for class. I swear, I would have sold my soul to some malignant religious entity for a few hours of extra sleep, but alas, that was not an option. At the very moment I'm typing this, my eyes are watery and hurting from the hostile, glaring light of my PowerBook's Liquid Crystal Display. I'm pale and I look like a quasi-animated corpose. That's it. I'm off to class to do a presentation in my "Philosophy and Literature" seminar.