Up@dawn 2.0

Monday, November 4, 2013

(16-2) Plato's Beard

Today we reviewed/graded exam 2 and then talked discussed Hegel, Schopenhauer, Skinner, Maslow, Coles. In one of the groups I floated to, we primarily talked about Hegel and his broad view of history and our understanding of it. Very interesting philosophy(for me).


  1. Hegel's Dialectic is an interesting way to look at arguments, and it seems to be extremely constructive. Just gotta watch out for the closed-minded individuals since it only works if both participants are willing to consider the opposing side. That scratches the surface of how flawed absolutism is. Bringing that into the reading for Wednesday, Henry Sidgwick's philosophy is extremely anti-absolutist.

  2. I am surprised that James Mill's way of raising John Stuart Mill turned out the way it did.

    FQ: Was Charles Darwin a philosopher? ( No, he was a biologist and a geologist)
    DQ: Do you believe in the Evolution or the Genesis?

    3 min philosophy on utilitarianism, something J Stuart Mill and Bentham practiced.

  3. Brandon Baker(16,2)11:15 AM CST

    FQ: What was Darwin's famous book called? (On the Origin of Species)
    Actually the full title is "On the Origin of Species, by Means of Natural Selection, or the Preservation of Favoured Races in the Struggle for Life"

    DQ: Is human happiness better than a pig's?

    Here is an interesting take on Darwinism.


    1. Chelsea 16-112:02 PM CST

      It's cool to read about Darwin in LH and not just in my science books. He really contributed so much to science.

  4. Taylore 16-211:24 AM CST

    Hey guys, I really enjoyed being a floater and the opportunity to engage in other groups discussions.
    FQ: Mill's message, " Every adult should be free to live as he or she pleases as long as no one else is harmed" is known as ________? The Harm Principle [LH p141]
    DQ: If the United States implemented The Harm Principle as a law, Would you be in favor of it?? Why or Why Not
    Cartoon from Punch Magazine making fun of Mill's or his support for women's rights