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Thursday, November 21, 2013

Nameless Wanderers, Honors 3 Group 3

It occurred to me the other day that I've gotten the section of this class wrong pretty much since the beginning: H3 vs. H1. Maybe I'm just confused when I shouldn't be, but anyway today we engaged in a little more peripatetics. We began by talking a bit about existentialism, but then devolved into reading Shannon's boyfriend's face. We're just a bit distractible, I think. Anyways, we qualified our existence through our travels about the campus.


  1. Factual: Who wrote Eichmann in Jerusalem? -Hannah Arendt

    Discussion: Do you think that Eichmann was as guilty as the Nazis that actually killed people? Or do you agree with him that he was just following orders and therefore not totally responsible for millions of people's death?

    Comment: I really like doing peripatetics!

    Link: The sad truth is that most evil is done by people who never make up their minds to be good or evil. - Hannah Arendt

    Link 2: Under conditions of tyranny it is far easier to act than to think. - Hannah Arendt

    Link 3: http://www.ushmm.org/wlc/en/article.php?ModuleId=10007412 link on information on Adolf Eichmann

    Link 4: http://www.lse.ac.uk/collections/law/staff%20publications%20full%20text/flessas/Tatiana%20Flessas.pdf -pdf of Hannah Arendt's book

    Link 5: To sum it all up, I must say that I regret nothing. - quote by Adolf Eichmann

  2. Factual: What did Bertrand Russell do in philosophy? (He worked in logic and the structure of language.)

    Discussion: How accurate is Russell's critique of somebody else I can't remember in saying that something cannot exist as an idea in our minds?

    Comment: I maintain existentialism becomes dismal because it puts the burden of everything which happens to an individual on the shoulders of that individual--including (and in this case, especially) the terrible things which happen. Existentialism would say that all bad things which occur are the fault of that individual in some way. That's why existentialism is, at its logical conclusion, a dismal philosophy.

    Link: http://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/authors/b/bertrand_russell.html

    Link 2: I especially like this one: http://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/quotes/b/bertrandru101364.html

    Link 3: This is a great shot for reading the major features of his face: http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/9/9b/Honourable_Bertrand_Russell.jpg

  3. FQ: Wittgenstein's first book read more like ______ than philosophy. (poetry)

    DQ: Do you agree that most philosophers are like flies trapped inside a bottle? Explain.

    Comment: I've enjoyed our face reading discussions... But I think we should go back to normal discussion now.

    Link Some quotes I liked... http://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/quotes/l/ludwigwitt165050.html

    http://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/quotes/l/ludwigwitt134835.html This one made me think of the DW 50th anniversary special.. Don't judge me.

    Also, I probably won't be in class today. My throat is pretty sore and trekking across campus in this weather wouldn't help that. Sorry guys!

  4. Olivia (The Highlanders)10:26 AM CST

    Peripatetics sounds fun!!!! I really like the idea of moving while moving your ideas too!

  5. FQ: What did Kuhn call an event in which a whole way of understanding is overturned? a paradigm shift.

    DQ: Do you agree with Kuhn that the history of scientific discovery can be summed up by various paradigm shifts?

    Comment: I have enjoyed our recent peripatetic discussions, but I would prefer if we resumed normal discussion.

    Link: On Popper

    Link 2: On Kuhn