de·onto·logi·cal: Ethical theory concerned with duties and rights.
This word is in my PR book so many times that I'm starting to think Martyn & Fox got some kind of kickback from Kant.
I'm semi-ashamed that I had to look up the definition, and then I had to read another thing about it to understand what the hell they were talking about. I'm not one of those people that ever put much effort into their skoolinn and I'm not afraid to admit that I do not understand most of the shit that people in my classes talk about with such ease. Like philosophical theories and whatnot.
I took Philosophy 101 in college (at Florida State University). My "professor" mostly talked about all the Ecstasy he was taking (relatively novel still in 1993 I think, or maybe I was just out of touch), and how it would give him 3-day erections and then he would look lasciviously out into the auditorium for some nice freshman girls to fondle. He also mentioned in passing his hatred of cops, and his experimentation with virtually every drug known to mankind and how "like, totally mind-expanding" drugs could be. I actually just went back and looked, and the guy isn't a faculty member there...I wonder now if he wasn't a grad student. Jesus. Back then I thought these people teaching my classes were so smart and accomplished and wonderful...now I realize they may very possibly have been people younger than I am now who did lots of drugs and probably read our papers aloud to each other for their own amusement. Damn.
Here's how long ago that was: I got a computer my last year of college (1998). Prior to that I used one of those word-processing typewriters that you could put a disk into and save stuff on. My parents bought it for me as the "best alternative" for getting papers and stuff done since "students don't need anything as fancy and expensive as a computer."
Anyhow, this post was meant to be short, and somehow became long. Still haven't written my Admin comment...I *think* he said as long as we got it in by the last day of class (Thursday) it would be counted as on time. Hmmmm...oh well, either way it's not getting done until tomorrow, so I guess I won't worry about it. I have 118 pages of typed notes from that class. It's the most notes I've ever taken in a law school class (normally after an entire quarter I have somewhere between 0-20 since I rarely take notes). I'm hoping that the copious notes bode well for reviewing this weekend. I still have to learn of all PR before Monday morning too, so that's sort of my first big task. Also, that would be a class where I have a grand total of ZERO pages of notes. Why do I do that? It's a mystery. But, thanks to the magical curve it's not a problem...somehow I always manage to pass. I think I have an above-average ability to shove a lot of info into my brain in a short period of time. I also ONLY work well under stress. For instance, exams are in less than a week, and I'm watching TV, blogging, and trying to figure out what deontological means, even though it's totally unnecessary in the grand scheme of PR. SLACKER -- Thy name is E. Spat!