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Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Section 16, Group 3 - Take Me Out To The Ball Game!

How To Hit A Home Run (CoPhi Edition)

You must follow all of these rules in order to have a perfect score of 4 every Monday and Wednesday. I hope that this post helps you better understand Mr. Oliver's baseball score sheet system. 

First Base

You will automatically advance to first base every time you attend class on Monday or Wednesday; moreover, attendance is vital.

Second Base

A. You will advance halfway to second base by posting a factual question. These questions are very important because they will be used as a study guide for upcoming exams.

B. To pass the halfway checkpoint, post a discussion question. These questions will be helpful during group discussions.

Third Base

A. You will advance halfway to third base when you post a comment on your group post.
B. To pass the halfway checkpoint, post a comment on a post from another group

Home Run!!!

Lastly,  all that you have to do to get to home base again is post a link to a video, picture, etc. dealing with anything philosophical that you find interesting or would like to share with your group or class as a whole. 

This is all that we talked about in class today. If you have any questions or concerns, comment below! Enjoy :-)

Xoxo - Tink 


  1. unique section1610:18 PM CDT

    !. for the factual questions we post, will we later post an answer or just wait until it is time to put them in a study guide?
    2.why was it decided to have a half way check point? why not just send us all the way?
    Thank you for this. it is very detailed and easy to understand. i loved the use of red and bold lettering for important.

    1. 1. Go ahead and post the answer. (eg, "Who was Aristotle's teacher?" Plato

      2. Have you ever seen a ballplayer reach base in a single stride?

  2. unique - section1610:24 PM CDT

    http://io9.com/5945801/8-philosophical-questions-that-well-never-solve this is link to 8 philosophical questions. my favorite is number 3. it is a question of "do we have free will?"

    1. Anthony Helton 16-39:39 PM CDT

      I think the question of Free Will is really up to the person that is contemplating the thought of Free WIll but, the last sentence really gives you the answer "if the future were predetermined, then there'd be no free will, and no point in the participation of the passage of time."

  3. Can someone comment some examples of factual questions and a discussion question?

    1. "Who came first, Plato or Aristotle?" -Plato

      Another example: "What does 'philosophy' mean?" -Love of wisdom

      An example of a discussion question:

      "Which philosopher do you prefer, Plato or Aristotle?" -[My response]: Both have their followers, both are "world-class," both have been hugely influential in the western philosophical tradition. I happen to prefer Aristotle myself, for reasons I'll discuss in class... (etc.)

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  5. Anonymous10:18 AM CDT

    Section 16, Jordan Cornelius
    Thank you Tink for doing all this! This makes the rules seem much simpler!

  6. Jonathan Bogasky5:28 PM CDT

    Wow. Nice concise lay out explaining how to get a good participation grade. That'll probably help several people. Thanks for that.

  7. Anonymous8:05 PM CDT

    Kristin (16-3)

    This really does help clear things up. Thanks for taking the time to organize it all!

    Factual Question: What is the city that Plato and Socrates lived in? Athens.

    Discussion Question: Socrates didn't like having his thoughts written down because he felt like real knowledge could only come from active discussion and debate. What do you think about this view?

    Link : http://www.siena.edu/uploadedimages/home/Academics/Schools_and_Departments/School_of_Liberal_Arts/Philosophy/philosophy%20banner1.jpg

    1. Shelby 16-35:59 PM CDT

      I agree with Socrates in the way that one's true thoughts and emotions come out when on the spot and in the moment.

    2. Anonymous6:11 PM CDT

      Personally, I think he has a point! Many times we get to bogged down to be creative, but we do need to write things down to learn about it later.

    3. Anthony Helton 16-39:27 PM CDT

      I agree with Socrates, when you challenge ones thought and test the individual and make them think about what he really means.

  8. Anonymous9:10 AM CDT

    E.E(section 16 - group 3)is saying:

    Nice work, Tinky! You have the talent to become a great journalist.

    I read PBB instead of AP I signed this week because my AP book is still on the way.

    My FQ is actually from the introduction. I am kind confused about Sartre's existentialism.

    After WW2, two trends of existentialism formed in France because of the great depression. One leaded by Sartre's believing "God is dead!" One should depend on their own. And there is the other trend believing that God does exists, God created people. How does believe in God is a existentialism, because god does not exist at all!( no offensive to Christians!)

    Can Dr.Oliver show me a example to explain the difference or make it clearer for me?

    My DQ is : Is it necessary for us to study the ancient philosophers such as Plato whose ideas may not be suitable for our modern society?
    E.g: Plato's view of love pointed out that "Love should be pure and spiritual. Anything about sex desire is filthy and infeasible." Now we believe that sex life is part of marriage.

    How do you think about this?

    1. Anthony 17-39:26 PM CDT

      I tend to think that it is definitely important to study ancient philosophy, especially as it relates to ancient political thought. History and politics are an important part of any liberal arts education, and too often the focus is on dates and events, and not the theories, philosophies, and widely held beliefs that frame those events. Just as we have to study the Pythagorean theorem to give us a foundation on which to build trigonometry, we should study ancient philosophy to know where we came from to arrive at modern political ideas.

  9. Ben Nguyen (16-1)11:30 AM CDT

    This was really helpful! I used to it round my own bases. :)

    Thanks so much!

  10. Anonymous9:17 PM CDT

    Abigail Jones (16,3)

    Factual Question: How was Socrates put to death? poisoned

    Discussion: Growing up, I had always heard about Socrates but never really knew how he died. I find it odd how teachers encourage students to open up their mind and ask questions like Socrates did; however, never tell us that he was put to death for thinking outside the box and asking questions.

    Group post comment: Tink, this is great! Makes things 10,000 better to understand!

    Link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m5gnwl1-UUE
    (someone recorded the Socrates' trial that lead to his death)

  11. Very nice job explaining the whole circle the bases! It was the first thing that caught my eye and I found it very helpful.

  12. Michael -16,3-2:07 PM CDT

    Factual Question: Who was Socrates star pupil? Plato

    Discussion Question: Because Socrates never actually wrote anything down we only have notes from Plato, some think Socrates was actually created by Plato. What do you all think?

    Link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gsCIPxT1fLk
    (It may be slightly more Math relevant but it has to do with an ancient way of thinking)

  13. Shelby 16-35:56 PM CDT

    Factual Question: At what age was Socrates executed? -70

    Discussion Question: Many people thought the method Socrates used was very complicated and deeply controversial, as it asked people the most extraordinarily impertinent questions about what they think, why would they wanna kill him just for that?

    Link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c1mEVA1QQFg
    10 great quotes by Socrates

  14. Anonymous5:59 PM CDT

    Courtney Bailey16-3
    Factual Question:
    What is the Socratic Method? -Where Socrates meets somebody, challenges their assumptions and through asking difficult questions teases out just how little they know
    Discussion Question:
    Socrates made people ask uncomfortable questions to gain knowledge, do you feel asking these questions can help you obtain knowledge?

    1. Anonymous12:55 PM CDT

      I think asking uncomfortable questions will help gain knowledge becuase it is out of the norm. Most people don't do it. Therefore, it's allows for new discoveries.

  15. This post really helped me understand the scoreboard better. thank you

  16. Austin Duke9:42 PM CDT

    Austin Duke (16-1)
    That was a very helpful and detailed description of Dr. Oliver's unique approach to grading class participation.

  17. Anthony Helton 16-39:49 PM CDT

    Factual Question: What specific poison was Socrates forced to drink? Hemlock
    Discussion Question: Does the Socratic Method teach you anything? Does it simply just make you rethink your own opinion or do you get to another sense of understanding?

  18. very organized table of how the baseball score card works!!! super awesome way to break it down

  19. Thank you for posting this, Tink! Super helpful and organized.

  20. Factual question: What is the translation of the expression from Greek philosophy "panta rhei"? (Everything flows.)

    Discussion question: Has anyone else read anything by Sartre?