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Tuesday, November 12, 2013

(16-2) Plato's Beard

I apologize for the late post. Yesterday (11/12) we followed the paripatetics' method of philosophizing by walking around campus talking mostly about Keikegaard and Marx. I have to say this method is preferable for myself.


  1. Ricky (16-3)3:01 PM CST

    FQ: Henry Sidewick, a late 19th century Victorian philosopher and professor at Cambridge University who wrote "Method of Ethics" was a ________ utilitarian. (hedonistic)
    DQ: Going on David Edmunds first sentence in PBB about Nietzche... "Does art teach us truths, and is that its purpose?"

    30 minute video on Nietzche Dream

  2. Anonymous7:59 PM CST

    abigail Jones (16,3)

    FQ: who wrote The Varieties of Religious Experience? James
    DQ: as james argued with others, do you think a hunter circled his prey with the example in the book?


  3. Courtney 16-32:43 AM CST

    I agree with you, Sam! I thought it was very exciting to walk around and discuss things in small groups! I feel like we all got more out of it! I would love to do this again on a pretty day!

  4. I also agree, walking outside and philosophizing was a lot more fun and more thoughts came to my mind.

    FQ: Who discovered the third great revolution in human thought called unconsciousness? ( Sigmund Freud)
    DQ: Is God dead? What do you think of Niietzsche's philosophies on this subject?

    Freud's psycho-sexual stage theory

  5. I agree with Sam. I think better moving than sitting, and a change of scenery was nice for philosophizing.
    FQ: What was Pierce's, James', and Rorty's ideology? (Pragmatism)
    DQ: Is the "cash value" of an idea a determining factor in its truth?
    Here is a good explanation of Marxism: http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=W0GFSUu5UzA

  6. Taylore (16-2)11:43 AM CST

    I enjoyed the paripatetics' method as well, it gave rises to new ideas and more of open discussion. I believe the change of scenery is what makes this method interesting and more enjoyable than just sitting in a classroom.
    FQ: Nietzche described himself to be an _________, not someone who deliberately does evil, but someone who believes that we need to get beyond all morality. [Immoralist]
    DQ: What are you thoughts on emotion and irrational factors playing a role on human valued?

    1. unique 16-312:28 PM CST

      i think the whole class can agree that we like this more. i get restless while sitting in that class.

    2. "...that class"?!

  7. Anonymous12:44 PM CST

    Natalie Blackwell 16-3

    Moving around rather than sitting still for so long is definitely preferable. I enjoy the paripatetic's method as well.

    FQ: What is pragmatism? (a philosophical approach that became popular in the United States in the late nineteenth century. Pragmatists wanted to make philosophy more scientific.)
    DQ: Are there parts of your mind that are unreachable?