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Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Philosopher's Guild

Hey guys! I thought I'd get our post going because I think we forgot to assign someone as author. 

Factual Question: Pascal considered himself a philosopher... (False! He considered himself a theologian and believed philosophers knew barely anything at all) 

Discussion Question: Would you take Pascal's wager?

Looking Back: Our project was awesome guys! Great job everyone. I'm sure our next project will be just as badass. 

Here is a cute Calvin and Hobbes Cartoon as my link. 
And I commented on The Nameless Wanderers group.


10 comments:

  1. Taylor Reed (17-1)
    I would not take Pascal's wager. It is cheap to convert to a religion "just in case". The book also mentions the possibility that you could choose the wrong the religion and suffer eternal torment. I believe morals and ethics are derived from human empathy, not religion. No religion gives a perfect example of morality and the definition of moral actions changes over time. Something considered moral and right back in the day may be considered barbaric now. I think if there is a just God, this being would judge people based on their use of empathy to make moral and ethical decisions, regardless of whether or not they telepathically submitted to God and were dumped in water shortly after.

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  2. I loved the Calvin and Hobbes link!! SO cute; makes me can't wait for Christmas time...that and makes me want to read more Calvin and Hobbes like I used to...*sigh...oh well...

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  3. (I didn't see any posts from my group, and I don't have author privileges, so I hope you don't mind my posting in here.)

    Factual Question: Who does the term "post-Cartesian philosophers" refer to? (Answer: Philosophers that came after Renee Descartes.)

    Discussion Question: Do you follow Descartes' ontological argument that to think is to exist? Why or why not?

    Comment: I really enjoyed the presentations the last week and a half. There were some really good ones, and it was definitely cool to see some different applications of the things that we've been learning in class, and to see it branch off into so many different subjects and styles.

    My link is to a website which, though a little kitschy, has links to all Descartes' major works, if anyone wants to read them.
    http://www.renedescartes.com/

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  4. Good job everyone on their projects. Everyone did good and all the topics were very interesting.

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  5. Evan Mason6:09 PM CDT

    Factual question:
    Richard Rorty urged academic collegues to abandon what?
    Answer: epitemology

    Philosophical question:
    Should philosophy change with the paradigms of current society? Does it change without people realizing it?

    Comment here: I loved all of the projects, they made me laugh and I must say that was the most fun i have ever had doing any school project.

    Comment there: On the nameless wanderers.

    Link:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eOfI88NKRzY

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  6. On whether philosophy changes with the paradigms of the present: I believe it must. Otherwise, we become stuck in a rut, as we were when society failed to question Aristotle.

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  7. Factual Question: Whose philosophy was summed up in the phrase "I think, therefore I am"- Descartes
    Discussion Question: Do you think doubting everything except your own existence makes anymore sense then the Sceptic's beliefs?
    Comment: I really loved working on our project and will miss studying Monty python!!
    Link: For good times sake, here are some Monty Python Quotes :) http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0071853/quotes

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  8. Factual Question: Whose philosophy was summed up in the phrase "I think, therefore I am"- Descartes
    Discussion Question: Do you think doubting everything except your own existence makes anymore sense then the Sceptic's beliefs?
    Comment: I really loved working on our project and will miss studying Monty python!!
    Link: For good times sake, here are some Monty Python Quotes :) http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0071853/quotes

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  9. Factual Question: What mathematical concept did Descartes invent?
    Answer: the Cartesian co-ordinates
    Discussion Question: Does Descartes effectively prove the existence of a good god?
    Comment: I had fun presenting our project and seeing the other project that I saw.
    Link: youtube.com/watch?v=BHihkRwisbE&desktopuri_%2Fwatch%3Fv%3DBHihkRwisbE

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  10. Factual question: who is often called the founder of modern philosophy?(Descartes)
    Discussion question: could the time that Descartes lived through have affected his thoughts?
    Comment: It was great doing our projects and seeing other groups projects. What a shame to go back to the old routine.
    Link: here is a link to Descartes mathematical contributions http://plato.stanford.edu/entries/descartes-mathematics/}

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