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Thursday, November 14, 2013

Nameless Wanderers, Honors 3 Group 3

Today we continued the face-reading discussion, with me reading further the faces of classmates and the faces of their siblings. We did relate the art to philosophy by reading the faces (briefly) of James, Freud, and Nietzsche, all of whom have something in common: all had recessed eyes, indicating skepticism. Anyways, my apologies to my group for forgetting the book today. I shall endeavor to remember it on Tuesday.


  1. FQ: What was Russell's largest area of focus? (logic & math)
    DQ: If you were a philosopher, would you focus on logic and mathematics like these philosophers?
    Comment: Don't forget the book! ;P
    Link: Ayer was knighted in 1970!!

    1. I am enthralled by the blank link.

  2. Comment: Fun face reading times!
    FQ: True or false: Russel agreed with the Christian (and actually, general consensus) that one should be faithful to his or her partner. (False.)
    DQ: Do you believe that, logically, everything comes to a paradox?
    Link: http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio4/img/features/bertrand-russell.jpg This doesn't really serve a purpose other than entertaining my own sense of humor. The way he's looking at that microphone... I find it hilarious.

    1. Note the thin lips and exceptionally thick eyebrows.

  3. I have never noticed stuff like that interesting
    Molly 17-1

  4. Factual: Which philosopher died right before his 27th birthday? - Frank Ramsey

    Discussion: Do you agree with Ramsey that the only way to be sure of getting what you want it to believe true things?

    Comment: I want to do more face reading!!

    Link: http://www.informationphilosopher.com/knowledge/philosophers/ramsey/

  5. Factual: In what work did Ayer declare that most of philosophy's history was filled with gibberish? Language, Truth and Logic (1936)

    Discussion: Do you agree with the view of logical positivism that science is the greatest human achievement?

    Comment: The face reading discussion is quite interesting.

    Link: On Ayer

  6. Olivia (The Highlanders)12:47 AM CST

    I really might have to further research this face reading stuff. I don't quite understand the idea of judging a person's personality based on their facial features. I feel like an individual's personality is majorly influenced by their surroundings, upbringing, and general environment. Although facial features and personality both have a gene component for the outcome I just don't see how you can rely on one to determine the other unless you are counting on self-fulfilling prophecy? Maybe that's just the psych nerd in me.