School officially started today, although I had to move in early to meet with the academic dean. See, my schedule is kind of strange this year, because I already have credits for two of the courses (Ethics and Augustine). The dean and I decided that in their place, I will take Spanish 2 and an independent study on the writings of Joseph Cardinal Ratzinger (AKA Pope Benedict the Sixteenth).
It's not a perfect solution to my scheduling weirdness--for example, I have no classes whatsoever on Fridays--but it's probably the best solution we could come up with, besides for having me skip a grade.
There are a lot of new guys this year, which is delightful, but it strains my poor memory to learn all the names of the 34 new people. I think I know about...three of them.
Much to my dismay, it seems that the person who moved in next door to me likes to play loud techno music. Either that, or the person two rooms away likes to play extremely loud techno music. Either way, I have to deal with someone else's music at times. If this becomes a problem, I'll probably spend all my study time in the library, and not in my room.
The only class I've had so far is Philosophy of Evil, which seems like it will be interesting. It'll basically involve going through various philosophers and what they have to say about evil. We start off with Kant, which should be interesting, because his ethical system doesn't seem to allow for the existence of good and evil as positive/negative forces in the world. Then we move onto Neitzsche, and I can only guess at what nonsense he had to say on the subject. It'd be a good opportunity to show some systematic consistency for once and relate it to his ubermensch theory, but I'm guessing he's going to rant against Christians and Jews again.
I have three classes tomorrow, including the only class I have the books for. I wonder what they'll be like.