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Thursday, November 14, 2013

Philosophers Guild(H)

Last class was a very interesting discussion.  Starting with child sacrifice our group tossed around the idea and determined that most people would not do such a thing.  Doctor Oliver jumped in  and interjected that maybe if a person cannot immediately say no they should not be allowed to have children.  We discussed how some people may take theology too far and begin to follow dangerous ideas like this one.  We really should decide on an author today in class.


  1. Yess! We are finally to Nietzsche, guys. I love him!
    Factual Question: What super being did Nietzsche imagine to be our realized god? (the ubermensch!)
    Discussion Question: What do you think Nietzche meant when he said God is dead?
    Comments: I really wanted to talk about Nietzsche guys. He is so cool.
    Links: I like this image of Nietzsche http://blogdenotasnietzsche.files.wordpress.com/2011/08/nietzsche-comic-13.jpg
    I will comment on another blog...

  2. Factual Question:Who started Pragmatism as a philosophical approach? C.S. Peirce, he wanted to make philosophy more scientific then it had been.
    Discussion Question:Do you believe that truth is what works?
    Comment:I thought our discussion was very interesting tuesday. I am really enjoying our discussion time :)

  3. Anonymous10:29 AM CST

    Michael Anderson H3

    I'm looking forward to studying Nietzsche as well.

  4. Factual Question: How did Nietzsche view society?
    Answer: As a tool for the unbermensch.
    Discussion Question: What do you think about Nietzsche's moral relativism?
    Comment: I used to like Nietzsche a lot, but then I finally read some of his work and decided that many of his beliefs clash with my own.
    Link: http://plato.stanford.edu/entries/nietzsche/

  5. I certainly agree that someone should be able to immediately say no when it comes to talk of sacrificing their children. To me, not only is it completely unethical to even consider such a thing, it goes against human nature.

  6. Factual Question: Who wrote The Birth of Tragedy? (Nietzsche)
    Discussion Question: Is music a philosophical art?
    Comment: We had a nice discussion of life and majors that was very interesting, along with talk of some talk about the economies of the world.
    Link: Here is a link on Nietzsche

  7. Factual Question: Who was the youngest member ever of the Chair of Classical Philology? (Nietzche, at age 24)

    Discussion Question: Do you think the world is inherently chaotic?

    Comment: I can't wait to talk about this dude today!

    Link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YfoswFXa-PA

  8. Hey Philosopher's Guild! I was your honorary member last Thursday. My group discussed Kierkegaard's child sacrifice question on Monday, but unlike your group, the other people in my group said they would kill someone if they thought God was telling them to. I found that pretty surprising and a little disconcerting. I would have liked to be there for your discussion. Hope you all have a great rest of the week!

  9. Sounds like a thought provoking discussion!