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Friday, May 4, 2012

May the Force be with you.

Peace out y'all!  It's been an awesome semester and I've really enjoyed it!  I hope to see everybody again soon.  Best of luck!!

"If the sky is the limit, then I'll build a bridge up to it.  If I make it back, I'll still want more." -Craig Owens

Thursday, May 3, 2012

The 10 Things You Won't Hear At Commencement : NPR

The 10 Things You Won't Hear At Commencement : NPR:
1. Your time in fraternity basements was well spent.
2. Some of your worst days lie ahead.
3. Don't make the world worse.
4. Marry someone smarter than you are.
5. Help stop the Little League arms race.
6. Read obituaries.
7. Your parents don't want what is best for you.
8. Don't model your life after a circus animal.
9. It's all borrowed time.
10. Don't try to be great."

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The Value of Philosophy

"HAVING now come to the end of our brief and very incomplete review of the problems of philosophy, it will be well to consider, in conclusion, what is the value of philosophy and why it ought to be studied. It is the more necessary to consider this question, in view of the fact that many men, under the influence of science or of practical affairs, are inclined to doubt whether philosophy is anything better than innocent but useless trifling, hair-splitting distinctions, and controversies on matters concerning which knowledge is impossible..." (continues: the value of philosophy by Bertrand Russell)

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Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Section 11, Group 1 5 Final Exam Questions

What was Wettgenstien's nickname from the public? The New Socrates

Who were the three salonnieres who began philisophical discussions in Paris? Goeffrin, Lespinasse, and Necker.

Who coined the term agnosticism? Thomas Huxley

What was Descartes's famous saying? "Dubito Ergo Sum"- "I think therefore I am".

What book did Maimonides write to sum up Jewish Law quickly? Guide for the Perplexed.