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Sunday, September 22, 2013

No Sox (Section 17 Group 2)

Hey guys,

Sorry for the late post. But, Wednesday after listening to Dr. Oliver speak to us about "freewill" we had a little discussion in our group about freewill. I can't seem to find the notes I took on about who was what say in it, sorry. As soon as I find it I will update this post.

No Sox. 


  1. Ben Nguyen 16-19:16 AM CDT

    Did your group decide on whether free will exists or not? I believe it does! Time as a singularity, rock and roll!

  2. FQ: What was Anselm's argument? (the fact that we have an idea of God proves that God actually exists)
    DQ: As Anselm points out- If a God that only existed in our minds wouldn't be the greatest being conceivable, would a being that actually existed be greater?

    Anselm's argument reminds me a lot of a quote by David Foster Wallace: "In the day-to day trenches of adult life, there is actually no such thing as atheism. There is no such thing as not worshipping. Everybody worships. The only choice we get is what to worship. And the compelling reason for maybe choosing some sort of god or spiritual-type thing to worship -- be it JC or Allah, be it YHWH or the Wiccan Mother Goddess, or the Four Noble Truths, or some inviolable set of ethical principles -- is that pretty much anything else you worship will eat you alive."

  3. DQ: If Anselm's theory is true would one think that breaking a leg is one's own free will?

    Personally I do not believe his argument of free will. I believe that their is a greater being that knows what we will be doing but allows us to somewhat go with the flow.

    FQ: What was Dr Phills' opinion? He believed that Anselm's argument for free will was 100% true.

  4. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ufkrJkVqems

    In this video the speaker talks about free will vs predetermination.

  5. Anselm became the Archbishop of ____. (Canterbury)

    By Anselm's definition of God, does God exist because we have an idea of what God is?

    I believe we have freewill up to a certain extend. We have the freedom to choose what influences us.

    I found this amusing: