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Friday, October 4, 2013

Nameless Wanderers, Honors 3 Group 3

Here be our post for participation until next class. I suppose there isn't much to put here except that observing various philosophies reduced to absurdity was, if nothing else, amusing. At any rate, here we are with a post.


  1. I thought the philosophers came off very well indeed, and not absurd... though Seneca's world-weariness was a downer.

  2. FACT: What was Boethius' most famous work? (A Consolation of Philosophy)
    DISCUSS: Do you think you could live by Seneca's stoicism?
    COMMENT: I really enjoyed the panel on Thursday; it was very well put together.
    LINK: “Nothing is miserable unless you think it so; and on the other hand, nothing brings happiness unless you are content with it.” -Boethius, The Consolation of Philosophy
    ANOTHER DISCUSS: Do you agree with this statement?

  3. Olivia (The Highlanders)8:39 PM CDT

    I can't seem to find my groups post, so I thought this might do for now!

    Factual question: Which philosopher believed in repentance but only after you have had enough of that action? A: St. Augustine

    Discussion question: Which philosophy do you feel would be the most absurd when blown out of proportion?

    Comment: I have never seen Monty Python or Harry Potter ( I know, I'm basically not human ) so I am really excited to see the other 2 groups presentations on how they relate to philosophy!

    Link:Here is where I got most of my information about Epicurus' philosophy on love.

  4. Factual Question: Who, as a stoic, believed humans should follow reason rather than emotions? - Seneca

    Discussion Question: Whose philosophical view did you most relate to of the philosophers on the panel? (Socrates, Plato, Aristotle, Augustine, Epicurus, Seneca, or Pyrrho)

    Comment: The panel was very funny and interesting.

    Link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hBwSePoRJoo This is a youtube video on a summary and book review on one of the books we used for our projects: The Ultimate Harry Potter and Philosophy: Hogwarts for Muggles.

  5. Anonymous11:34 AM CDT

    Michael Anderson H3

    Fact: What was the name of Machiavelli's play? The Mandrake.

    Discuss: Which philosopher in the panel do you think had the best description of love?

    Comment: The panel was very well done and a lot of fun.

    Link: http://www.emachiavelli.com/Mandrasum.htm
    Summary of The Mandrake

  6. (Highlanders-H1)
    Factual Question: Who was a skeptic, who was said to have been so skeptical of everything that he tried to walk off cliffs and cross busy roads? Pyrrho

    Discussion: Which philosopher from the panel shares a similar world view with you?

    Comment: I had a lot of fun being on the panel even though my answers to every question were pretty similar...but hey, that's Pyrrho for you.

    Link: Here is some info on Pyrrho. http://www.philosophybasics.com/philosophers_pyrrho.html