As Prof. Clarita Carlos once said, an academic is almost always left of centre. Aside from Professor F, who is sooo slippery when it comes to showing his theoretical biases (so far, I haven't figured him out), two of my new profs this sem, Professors P and L, are most definitely left of centre. All this means is that they are critical of 'common sense' claims of their individual disciplines. As a professional 'producer of knowledge,' academics have to always be critical of the established interpretations of reality.
All in all, it has been a challenging (and CONFOUNDING) semester so far. The more I know, the more I get confused. I feel riven in so many directions. I don't know what I 'know' anymore. Do I 'know' anything at all? Is anything 'knowable'? Waaaah. Ignorance is bliss hein?