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Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Philosopher's Guild(H)

The class dispersed to view, what was assumed to be, a live debate.  Sadly it turned out to be a movie about a debate that already happened.  While not as interesting, the subject matter at hand raised much discussion.  To further examine this subject several members of the guild decided to sit down outside the room the documentary was being held in and discussed the idea of absolute truth, whether god is real or even conceivable, and faith vs. science.  The discussion was riveting and stimulating, and allowed us to explore differing viewpoints on a powerful topic. 

11 comments:

  1. Absolute truth! A topic often brought up in our group! (H3)

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  2. We do talk about absolute truth a lot. I think the existence of God is very often debated in philosophy classes.

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  3. I think the existence of God is what we talk about most in our group (H3).

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  4. Factual Question: Who wrote the Leviathan? Thomas Hobbs
    Discussion Question: Do you think Humans are basically selfish? How does this show up in your day to day life?
    Comment: I really enjoyed the Debate. I thought both sides had intriguing arguments and since I thought we were going to miss it for class, it was a pleasant surprise to get to go!
    Link: Here is a link to the Richard Dawkins/ John Lennox debate that was referenced in the Debate on tuesday.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YzSz8ED0bQE

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  5. Factual Question: Who wrote the Leviathan? Thomas Hobbs
    Discussion Question: Do you think Humans are basically selfish? How does this show up in your day to day life?
    Comment: I really enjoyed the Debate. I thought both sides had intriguing arguments and since I thought we were going to miss it for class, it was a pleasant surprise to get to go!
    Link: Here is a link to the Richard Dawkins/ John Lennox debate that was referenced in the Debate on tuesday.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YzSz8ED0bQE

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  6. Yo guys! Im going to put down Machiavelli stuff...
    Factual Question: What was the name of Machiavelli's play? (Mandragola (Mandrake))
    Discussion Question: Do you think Machiavellian tactics are too blood or do they prevent wider bloodshed when carried out correctly?
    Last time: I'm glad we were able to have such a good conversation!
    I commented on the Philosoraptor's thread. They had an interesting comic posted.
    Links... Here's a history guide! http://www.historyguide.org/intellect/machiavelli.html

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  7. Olivia (The Highlanders)10:37 AM CDT

    I really enjoyed the debate, and agree that it was a little slow at first, but I thought the rebutles and questions were much more interesting! Very thought provoking! Its always good to hear 2 sides of a debate when we typically surround ourselves with people who argue one side or the other.

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  8. Factual question: What did Machiavelli author? (The Prince)
    Discussion question: Why would it be easier for a prince that was born a prince to keep his position over a new prince?
    comment: It was nice to change things up for a class and go watch the debate. It was pretty dissapointing that it wasnt live, but it was fun walking all the way across campus and eating some donuts.

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  9. Forgot my link.
    Link: here is a link to an article about Machiavelli.
    http://plato.stanford.edu/entries/machiavelli/

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  10. Factual Question: where was Machiavelli from?
    Answer: Italy
    Discussion Question: Many people think that The Prince is satire. What do you think?
    Comment: I dare say that our conversation was probably more exciting than the debate.
    Link: plato.stanford.edu/entries/machiavelli

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  11. I don't know if we lost too terribly much from it not being a live debate. And in fact, I think there were better speakers because it was an international event as opposed to a campus-supported event. I really enjoyed it, either way; both men had very strong points on the subject. I particularly liked the discussion of human suffering, and how that related to religion and the context of an omnipotent, omniscient, and presumably omnibenevolent Creator.

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