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Wednesday, September 25, 2013

No Sox (Section 17 Group 2)

Hey guys,

Sorry, I have not been posting on time. But, on Monday we discussed in class about how Anselm stumped for divine moral perfection, and Aquinas said there has to be a reason for everything, or else there would never be an end to explanation.

Group Breakdown for Group Reports

Seneca- Rabia, Jegesh, and Gretta

Galileo- Kevin B, David X

Paschal- Crystal, Diana F

(if you are part of this group and your name is not listed in breakdown above please meet David to discuss which group you can join)


  1. Like Anselm, I believe that God is a Supreme being and does exist; however I do not totally agree with his logic behind it. According to Anselm, it is logically impossible to have an "idea" of God without God actually existing. This claim, in my opinion is a bit far fetched. FQ: Machiavelli believed that success depends a lot on luck and that 50% of what happens to us is chance and 50% is a result choice. According to Machiavelli what is the way in which we can improve our odds of success? Answer: By acting bravely and swiftly. DQ: Do you agree with Hobbes that we all seek power over others? http://youtu.be/MW18XNFujLY

  2. We didn't discuss the class topic in group because we had to assure we had our project covered. With that being said Machivelli why was only impressed by the ruling of Cesare Borgia? A: He was ruthless, tricked people and took control over large part of Italy. DQ: Why did Hobbs have suck low view of human beings,why? A: Hobbs feels were all selfish, driven by fear of death and hope for personal gain...all of us seek power over others whether we realize it or not.


  3. What was the name of Niccolò Machiavelli's book that was published in 1532? (The Prince)

    Does success depend a lot on good luck?

    I believe that a supreme being exists but not just because we have an "idea" of God.

    I thought this was funny:




    1. Which early stoic was a slave? Epictetus

    2. According to Cicero, what are four main problems of growing old and what is his
    attitude toward death? (A) It gets harder to work, the body becomes weaker, joy in
    physical pleasure goes, and death is close, (B) Cicero believed that the soul lived forever and we should both accept the natural process of growing older and not be pessimistic.

    3. When did Pyrrho actually live? 365C-270BC

    4. Why was Epicuris not popular in Athens? He became something of a cult leader

    5. What is Pyrrho's approach to life? We cannot trust the senses because they can be mislead

    6. How did Socrates die? He was forced to drink poison made from Hemlock

    7. Who was Socrate's star pupil? Plato

    8. What is the Platonic Dialogs? A series of conversations between Socrates and the people he questioned

    9. Cicero was a philosopher, lawyer and? Politicain

    10. What was the name of Aristotle's school and where was it? The Lyceum, Athens