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Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Nameless Wanderers, Honors 3 Group 3

Today was Philosopher's Guild's presentation day on Monty Python and philosophy. I hadn't seen anything from Monty Python whatsoever, so I was interested to find out what Monty Python was like, since I've only heard reports of what it's like. So, if nothing else, the presentation today was instructive.

Be prepared for the awesomeness of Nameless Wanderers' presentation on Thursday, everybody! It shall be quite something, I assure you.


  1. I suppose my comment upon the day is already present in the post.

    DISCUSSION: How effective is satire in exposing the flaws of an idea? Can it be taken too far and become a straw man?

    FACTUAL: Whose presentation will be the best? (Nameless Wanderers', of course! Ha, had to throw that in there.)

    LINK: The short discussion Seneca and I had the other day about temperament/personality types reminded me of this: http://perfectlynormal33.tumblr.com/tagged/INTJ This particular portion of the blog is all the posts tagged with "INTJ." Some interesting thoughts, I think.

    1. I think you might have mistaken your factual question for a discussion question, there, Mitchell. ;) Because that is certainly up for debate.

    2. There isn't a post up for the Highlanders, so I hope you guys don't mind me popping in here.

      Factual: What group of men did Monty Python and the Holy Grail follow? (Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table)

      Discussion: Do you think satire is a viable means of expression?

      Comment: I really enjoyed the presentation on Tuesday. I do feel really bad about all the technical difficulties - with any luck, we'll be able to get them sorted out for the next group. But even so, they did a great job of rolling with it. Looking forward to seeing the next group present.

      Link: one of my favorite scenes in Monty Python and the Holy Grail

    3. Haha, touche.

      Please do pop in.

  2. Damon McCook 16-1

    I am ashamed to say that i havent seen any Monty Python either. I wish i could sit in this class because i am interested to see how Philosophy and Monty Python go together.

  3. Taylore (16-2)11:45 AM CDT

    FQ:What the name of Monty Python philosophical film? The Meaning of Life
    DQ: What do you believe is your purpose in life?
    Monty Phython Meaning of life Song http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7DA2MKuI6fs

  4. Anonymous11:47 AM CDT

    I wish I could attend your groups presentation its seems like it will be interesting!

    1. I have to agree. Monty Python and philosophy does seem like an interesting combination.

  5. Factual: What kind of philosopher was Seneca? - He was a Stoic

    Discussion:Who is your favorite philosopher that we have read about so far? Why?

    Comment: I am so excited to do our project tomorrow.

    Link: http://www.fordham.edu/campus_resources/enewsroom/inside_fordham/february_27_2012/news/philosophy_class_tap_81769.asp this is a link to a class debate over our topic, Philosophy and Harry Potter

  6. Anonymous11:28 AM CDT

    Michael Anderson H3

    Factual: What was the book that Thomas Hobbes wrote on government and society in which people give up freedom to the state called? The Leviathan.

    Discussion: Do you think the members of Monty Python could be considered contemporary philosophers in their own right?

    Comment: Can't wait for our presentation.

    Link: The Leviathan

  7. Olivia (The Highlanders)11:36 AM CDT

    Factual Question: What is Monty Python? A: an English TV series that took current events and problems and blew them out of proportion

    Discussion question: Do you think that the Monty Python helped bring attention to the issues they were addressing, or just made them more humorous?

    Comment: I really enjoyed learning a little about what Monty Python is! I wish we could have seen all of the video clips!

    Link: http://www.openculture.com/2011/11/monty_pythons_flying_philosophy.html

  8. Monty Python presentation must've been very entertaining.