You don’t get to choose whether or not to make choices. As Sartre memorably puts it, we are condemned to be free.
If we can learn to learn from one another, the philosophy of the Americas has tremendous potential for syncretism and growth.
Building a syllabus, at its best, is also an act of love and a gift to those with whom it’s shared. Like a music mix, it’s constructed out of elements that I didn’t make myself but the assembly in uniquely my own.
Are philosophers also good lovers? Plato, ever the booster for philosophy, claims that philosophers are really the only true lovers.