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Tuesday, November 12, 2013

NoPhi (16-3)

For the last class, we got to walk around outside in groups. Our group started talking about Kierkegaard, which turned into a discussion of religion and how we feel about it. We also talked some about Marxism and communism.

What did you think? Was it fun being outside?


  1. Courtney 16-32:40 AM CST

    FQ: What is the movement that began in the twentieth century, primarily with the writings of Charles Sanders Pierce, William James, and John Dewey?- Pragmatism
    DQ: How do you feel about the way pragmatism uses a different way of convincing what a word could mean?
    Link: http://www.iep.utm.edu/pragmati/

  2. FQ: Which art obsessed, German philosopher proclaimed that "god is dead" in one of his most famous books? (Friedrich Nietzsche)

    DQ: What would the world look like today if we followed Nietzsche's philosophy? Do we already follow it to some degree?

    Link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m3hjv-2bBlw
    Ricky Gervais on Hitler and Friedrich Nietzsche

  3. Anonymous10:36 AM CST

    FQ: Which German philosopher wrote "God is dead".? (Nietzsche)

    DQ: God is dead, what's next? Is the evil going to surround us and "eat" us ? Or we are just going to live like before.

    William James' "The Will to Believe"

  4. 16-2

    If you are refereing to Nietzsche's ''God is dead,'' then he isn't saying that God is actually dead. There is just no point in thinking about this subject and therefore the subject is dead.

    1. Anonymous11:46 AM CST

      That makes perfect sense now, I did not really understand what Nietzsche meant by that phrase. Thanks for clarification!

  5. I agree with Nikita. I think Nietzsche is saying that believing in God is not reasonable or rational, so the belief is dead. The absence of God, in Nietzsche's eyes, opened the possibility for humans to create and destroy limits.

  6. FQ: Nietzche associates his view of the death of tragedy with who? (Socrates)
    DQ: Do you agree with Nietzsche about his views on believing in God?


  7. Chelsea 16-112:45 PM CST

    I loved walking around last class!

  8. Anonymous12:51 PM CST

    Anthony Helton 16-3
    FQ: When was Robert Talisse born? (1970)
    DQ: What is Talisse' view on pragmatism?

  9. Unfortunately, my class did not get to go outside, as it was much colder on Tuesday. I would love to have been a part of your discussion on religion. It is one of my favorite topics.