#29 – Moments I: Medea’s Terrifying Rationality
This week we’re trying something new at Online Great Books: a new series of short episodes reflecting on one aspect of the Great Books. We’re calling them Moments. We’ll hear personal reflections from the seminar staff and from members.
One core tenet of Online Great Books is that seminar staff do NOT teach during seminars. They serve to moderate and guide discussion about the books, posing questions and digging into the participants arguments to help them better understand what they believe, and why they believe it. So the Moments are a way to hear some of the seminar leaders’ own thoughts about the books we read. We’ll hear from some of our members too.
This week Karl Schudt reflects on Medea and the uncomfortable — even terrifying — rationality of her decisions.