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Saturday, September 21, 2013

Section 16, Group 2 (The group with the tired author)

Hey guys,
I don't see a post from our other author, so I guess I am stuck taking care of it.
From what I remember, we spent class talking about our project. Everyone know about Boethius by next class! Anyway, we also discussed what everyone thought about how people choose religions and the like. I don't remember specifics since I was not expecting to be posting this week, but that was the rub of our discussion.


  1. I'll try to become an author if need be.

    FQ: In what book did Thomas Aquinas outline his five arguments for the existence of God? (Summa Theologica)
    DQ: Guanilo criticized Anselm's reasoning that the very idea of God proved his existence. He used an example of a perfect island, but Anselm argued that God is the only necessarily existing being. Could you accept that theory or would you side with Guanilo?

    Boethius Quotes: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q3km46z47uY

    1. Anonymous6:55 PM CDT

      Kristin (16-3)
      I'd have to say I'm on Guanilo's side. I can't understand Anselm's reasoning at all: just because we can imagine a perfect being, it must exist? Maybe I'm misunderstanding his argument, but it doesn't make any sense to me.

  2. Anonymous6:04 PM CDT

    Anthony Helton 16-3
    Good job guys haha that is my comment

    1. Shelby 16-311:09 PM CDT

      I second this reply as my comment too

  3. Thats a cool discussion on how people choose their religions. Thats a good topic to spend sometime thinking about.
    group1 (17)

  4. Posting here because I haven't seen a post by group 1 from last class yet. I'd like to know more about Boethius's philosophy on a timeless existence. Actually, I recently came across an article on how scientists may now be able to prove that the universe is indeed timeless with the discovery of the amplituhedron, but I can't find it at the moment, so I'm just going to link to a video talking about the potential for a timeless dimension.

    FQ: Which Greek philosopher did Aquinas share in his foundation of ethical beliefs?
    DQ: Is it more important to consider ethics with or without the dimension of religion being involved?


    1. Taylore (16-2)11:27 AM CDT

      Hello Jonathan you have a really good factual question, however you forgot to include the answer in your post.

  5. FQ:Boethius wrote "De consolatione philosophiae" where? (prison)

    DQ: Do you agree with Boethius' views on free-will?

    I hope we have more to talk about next time!


  6. Austin Duke9:55 AM CDT

    I agree that Aquinas's idea that God must exist because we can imagine him doesn't make much sense,

  7. Andrew 16-111:08 AM CDT

    What would the world be like with no religions? Or perhaps just one the entire world believed in?

    1. Chelsea 16-111:55 AM CDT

      I feel that there would still be something people would worship because religion is also very cultural and brings people together.

  8. Taylore (16-2)11:22 AM CDT

    I will volunteer myself to reduce our groups FQ's to 10 by this afternoon, and will sent it to one of the authors to post.

    FQ: What British philosopher founded Utilitarianism? [ Jeremy Bentham]
    DQ: What role does the conscience play in your decision making and actions?


  9. FQ: Who taught at Harvard University until his death? (Robert Nozick)
    DQ: Why don't we take political philosophy seriously?


  10. Does God's existence completely rely on our imagination?