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Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Plato's Beard (16-2)

Today we discussed Rorty, Leibniz, Berkeley, Voltaire and Locke. In discussion, almost the entire group thought Berkeley was a little extreme in his philosophy. We're also starting to gather factual questions for the next exam.


  1. I forgot to e-mail Brandon my fact question;I will try to do it tomorrow.

    FQ: What idea is Rousseau best know for? (General Will).
    DQ: Is it better to conform with the majority,even if they are wrong, or have enough power to bring down the majority if needed?

    I found a cool Vsauce video on ''Is anything real.''

  2. Anonymous10:50 AM CDT

    Natalie Blackwell

    FQ: Was Hume religious? (no, he was most likely an athiest)
    DQ; Do you think that Hume's method of attack on religion (implying that he was a believer in the first paragraph and then filling in his argument) was right or effective?

    david hume and his theory on knowledge bbc

  3. FQ. What argument for God's existence did Hume attack. (The Design Argument)
    DQ. Is being "forced to be free" possible?
    Here is a video with Rousseau quotes.

    1. Andrew 16-13:24 PM CST

      I don't believe so, because by forcing them to be free, they have the free will to choose to stay. You can force someone against their will, but you can't force them into freedom. At least that's how I see it.

  4. Oops, forgot to post my email .
    Here it is: brb5a@mtmail.mtsu.edu

  5. Taylore (16-2)11:46 AM CDT

    FQ: Humes believed, __________is the only catholic remedy, fitted for all persons and all dispositions, and is alone able to subvert that abstruse philosophy and metaphysical jargon? [Accurate and just reasoning ]
    DQ: What role does the art of persuasion have in philosophy?
    Science of persuasion

  6. FQ) Does Rousseau believe people define themselves through the opinions of others? (Yes)
    DQ) What is the significance of Rousseau's political philosophy works?

    Here is a short video project some other students somewhere else in the world once created.