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Monday, September 16, 2013

The Philosophers Guild



Hey its Evan, i could not find our authors initial post so i am placing this up to hold comments! sorry i did not take notes in anticipation so ill let everyone's comments describe our discussion.

6 comments:

  1. Factual Question: What are the stoics most famous for according to A Little History of Philosophy? (mental control).
    Discussion Question: Do you agree with the Stoics idea that we should only worry about the things we can change? Or do events outside our control cause stress in our lives?
    Last time: Now that we have looked at more philosophers, I feel our group has grown in conversation topics. We are now discussing many viewpoints as well as expressing our own. Our discussion are now stimulating and interesting.
    Links: Here is a link on Epictetus, one of my favorite Stoics! http://plato.stanford.edu/entries/epictetus/

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  2. Factual Question: According to A Little History of Philosophy, which stoic started out as a slave? Epictetus
    Discussion question: Do you believe that mental control will make your life calmer? If so, what other effects could it have on your life?
    Comment: I found our discussion on Epicurus' theory on death to be very interesting and I agree with Savannah that our conversation is now broader because we have studied more philosophers.
    Link: Here are some quotes by Seneca http://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/authors/s/seneca.html

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  3. Factual Question: According to A Little History of Philosophy, which stoic started out as a slave? Epictetus
    Discussion question: Do you believe that mental control will make your life calmer? If so, what other effects could it have on your life?
    Comment: I found our discussion on Epicurus' theory on death to be very interesting and I agree with Savannah that our conversation is now broader because we have studied more philosophers.
    Link: Here are some quotes by Seneca http://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/authors/s/seneca.html

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  4. Factual Question: How did Cicero die?
    Answer: He was assassinated.
    Discussion Question: Would the loss of negative emotions be worth the loss of the positive ones?
    Comment: I think that if one were truly stoic, then one would miss out on a lot of great things in life.
    Link: http://www.egs.edu/library/cicero/biography/
    This is a biography of Cicero.

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  5. Factual question: What was the painted porch in Athens where the philosophers used to meet called? (Stoa)
    Discussion question: Do we really become less human by controlling our emotions?
    Comment: we always get into great discussions in our group, but the discussion on death was great. You can definitely tell we are growing in knowledge.
    Link: here is a link to a piece on Seneca http://www.egs.edu/library/lucius-annaeus-seneca/biography/

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