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Thursday, September 19, 2013

Nameless Wanderers, Honors 3, Group 3

It seems we now have a name. Anyway, here's my quick synopsis:

We confirmed what we're doing for our presentation. Lookin' forward to getting scanned pages from you, Shannon...


  1. FACT: What is true happiness for Aquinas? (heaven)

    DISCUSS: What/where do you think true happiness is/lies?

    COMMENT: Can't wait to start discussing the philosophy of HP!!

    1. oh and QUOTE: "To one who has faith, no explanation is necessary. To one without faith, no explanation is possible." _Thomas Aquinas

    2. Ooh, I like it! I follow with none other than CS Lewis: "I believe in Christianity like I believe in the sun: not because I have seen it, but because I have seen everything else by it."

    3. But I have seen the sun.

  2. wonderful!! and GK Chesterton says, "Christianity has not been tried and found wanting; it has been found difficult and not tried."

  3. Factual Question: Who became Archbishop of Canterbury? - Anselm

    Discussion Question: DO you agree with Aquinas that there was some uncaused cause? If so what was that uncaused cause?

    Comment: I am so excited to start our mid-term project

    Link: This is a standard encyclopedia of philosophy page on Aquinas - http://plato.stanford.edu/entries/aquinas/

  4. Fact: Bentham draws no distinction between happiness and what? (Pleasure.)

    Discussion: Do you believe that serious crimes may be justified in some cases?

    Comment: Wit beyond measure is a man's greatest treasure!

    Link: http://www.probe.org/site/c.fdKEIMNsEoG/b.4224805/ Here's an article on Utilitarianism.

  5. Comment: I'm glad we've decided on Harry Potter; I was definitely pushing for it. Now we just need to decide what exactly we're going to do.

    Factual question: What example did Anselm use as 'proof' that God exists? (Painter)

    Discussion question: I think that it's interesting that Anselm argues that the fact that we have an idea of God must mean he exists. Would we think about God if nobody told us about him in the first place?

    Link: This link goes more into depth on Anselm. It's quite interesting.

  6. Are you all still doing Harry Potter?

  7. Factual: Who wrote Proslogion? Anselm.

    Discuss: Do you agree with Gaunilo of Marmoutiers position that the perfect island argument is absurd?

    Comment: I can't wait to discuss our mid-term project; Harry Potter is a good subject.

    Link: http://www.scandalon.co.uk/philosophy/gaunilo.htm