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Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Plato's Beard (16-2)

We took Test #2 today (outside, thank goodness) and then followed it up with a short lecture about Kant and Bentham. In our discussion time we sort of began to talk about PC and the greater good, etc.

What are your opinions on those two guys? What are you doing for Halloween? I'm probably going to watch Hocus Pocus for the 46th time by then.

FQ) Which philosopher's daily routine was so rigid and undeviating that people set their watches by him? (Kant)

DQ) Was Immanuel Kant a real pissant who was very rarely stable?

DYK: The correct pronunciation of Kant is actually 'kunt'. Let's be mature about it.

Three Minute Philosophy - Immanuel Kant


  1. Anonymous4:10 PM CST

    Abigail Jones (16,3)

    My group has an author who doesn't like to post. so again i'm posting here.

    FQ: Who was a German philosopher and a major figure in German Idealism? Hegal
    DQ: Hegel taught that in order for a thinking “subject” to comprehend any perceived material “object,” subject must realize the essential identity of subject and object. what do you think?


  2. Taylore (16-2)7:32 PM CST

    Thanks for sharing the the correct pronunciation, I've actually been pronouncing it as (KANT) myself

    FQ: Schopenhauer believed that we are all apart of what he called _______. [The World of Will
    DQ: Is the world as we see it, a proper representation of reality? http://bigfishink.com/?p=8811

    1. Anonymous7:34 PM CST

      My discussion question and relevant link ran together in my post above. Here is the link to one of Schopenhauer quotes...


  3. I think that the world, indeed, is as we see it and is a proper representation of reality. You avoid walking into building by seeing them, avoid getting closer to the skunk by using your smell, and walk away from a speaker if it gets too loud for your ear drums.

    FQ: For Schopenhauer, the reality exists in what two aspects? ( Will and Representation)
    DQ: Do you agree with Schopenhauer when he said that killing or harming someone is equivalent to self-injury?

    link: life and history of Hegel

    1. Andrew 16-13:27 PM CST

      Yes, by harming another you could be damaging yourself in a number of ways. To name a few you could be putting yourself/family in harms way, you could damage your reputation, you could damage your sanity.

  4. Anonymous10:44 AM CST

    Natalie Blackwell

    FQ: What are antinomies? (literally unresolvable contradictions)
    DQ: Why does Hegel think that the antinomies can be resolved?

    short video on Kant: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xwOCmJevigw

  5. Chelsea 16-111:47 AM CST

    It's a good challenge to try to think to resolve antinomies.

  6. Brandon Baker (16,2)11:55 AM CST

    FQ:What book did John Mill write about giving people room to grow like trees? (On Liberty)
    DQ: Is the distinction between higher and lower pleasures real or only intellectual?
    Here is a more comprehensive overview of Hegel:

  7. (16-2)Glad exam 2 is done with. FQ: what is the name of Schopenhauer's most important book?(the world as will and representation) DQ: do you accept Hagels idea of history unfolding and the world constantly changing and understanding itself?

  8. (16-2) http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=RPNNmWLmH2E#