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Wednesday, September 4, 2013

section 16 Group 2

Hello everyone that sits in the back of the classroom.  If you were not in class today, we did not have a group discussion.  However there was a video posted in the lesson that we could not watch in class of Plato's "Myth of the Cave."  Did anyone watch the video? and if so, what are your thoughts on it?


  1. Jonathan Bogasky3:33 PM CDT

    Didn't watch the video, but when I think of the cave allegory, the Assassin's Creed motto 'Nothing is true; Everything is permitted' comes to mind. When it comes down to it morals, individual rights, and all such things are left open to interpretation.

    1. Andrew 16-110:50 AM CDT

      Such a great game! First one is still my favorite.

  2. Austin Duke4:06 PM CDT

    Austin Duke (16-1) Well it seems that just about anything can be philosophical, even video games that some believe are poisoning the minds of America's youth. And here's a link to a video by some of Britain's greatest philosophers, Monty Python: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qJkO-EKRVd0.

  3. Sam Madrid (16-2) I did not watch the video either unfortunately, but I actually do agree with Jonathan Bogasky; when I was reminded the creed actually is kind of similar.

  4. Anonymous6:37 PM CDT

    Anthony Helton 16-3
    The prisoners can see and hear each other but, they see the shadows and hear the sounds which makes them believe that they what they see and hear.

  5. Taylore 16-211:40 PM CDT

    I agreee with Jonathan as well, every individual has the own interpretation of things in life. Who are we as human beings, to tell someone that they are wrong for believing what they believe. Just because we might not have the same thoughts does not mean one is valid leaving the other invalid.

    FQ: Where did Lou Marinoff receive his first degree in Mathematical Physics?
    - Concordia University
    DQ: Do you believe that "philosophical counseling" could be an alternative to seeing a psychologist or psychiatrist?

    Here's a link might not pertain to whats being discussed above but definitely something to think about "You Are Immensely Powerful" feel free to read the entire blog but I mainly focused on the section pertaining to the "DNA made me do it" image http://www.patheos.com/blogs/badcatholic/2013/01/you-are-immensely-powerful.html

  6. I was able to watch the video. One thing that always interest me is that philosophers like Plato and Socrates give analogies that you can use in the current time. It's a pretty simple story with good symbolism behind it. It's like we discussed in class, even though you have your beliefs sometimes they can be tested and you can either completely shut it out, or reason with it. Sometimes testing your beliefs can concern other people like in the video but i think overall happiness is achieved through yourself right?

  7. http://youtu.be/92vV3QGagck

    here is a link to a monty python clip

  8. Taylor, I believe that philosophical counseling should be used in addition, not in alternative, with psychiatry. Psychiatrists are medical doctors who treat mental illnesses. Psychologists and philosophists can help an individual find the right behavior and establish a proper way of thinking.

    FQ: What does Eudaimonia stand for in English? (Happiness)

    DQ: Do you agree or disagree with Aristotle's communitarian approach?

    Here is a link to Aristotle's ethics on Eudaimonia