I can't quite figure out how to indent a paragraph, so this is already off to a bad start.
Today's class period held some interesting discussion, mainly over Plato's "Allegory of the Cave." Some conflicting points were brought about when discussing if we agree with that allegory, like the notion that if we are merely prisoners who escape the cave and realize that the shadows cast on the wall are not all of reality, once we venture outside we cannot ever truly grasp what "reality" is since the sun casts shadows, and some form of reality-distortion will always be present. Interesting, interesting stuff.
We also talked about the looming possibility of war on Syria, and how Facebook seems to be a gathering place of political experts.
One of the more pressing issues discussed was our lack of a group name, which I would like to remedy as soon as possible. My personal vote goes towards "The Philosoraptors."
And as a tie-in from the last group discussion, I had always imagined/secretly hoped this to be what a Philosophy class would be like:
- Nathan Penland