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Monday, January 27, 2014

Group 2 Peck Hall 2:20 1st Summary

This is our first summary post of today's progress in our discussion groups. We were unable to come up with a clever name but were able to organize our roles as group members.


  1. 1. Thunder Dragon
    2. For the Love of Wisdom
    3. MLB All-Stars

  2. Maegan Allen10:13 AM CST

    I really like thunder dragons :P

  3. Sara Brand7:33 PM CST

    Third vote for thunder dragons!

    Here's a discussion question for tomorrow: do you agree with the view discussed in this reading that America seems to be a profoundly Unphilosophical society, or do you agree with the premise of "America the Philosophical" that the rest of the book will presumably expand on?

    Quiz question: Who said "I think that in no country in the civilized world is less attention paid to philosophy than in the United States"?

  4. Sara Brand7:39 PM CST

    And since my toilet exploded today, have a philosophy and religion shitlist http://www.skepticfiles.org/atheist/shitlist.htm
    Hopefully it can simplify some of the philosophies we'll encounter in this class.

    1. Sara Brand7:46 PM CST

      Or a more re concise version that has Hume on it:

  5. Anonymous9:41 PM CST

    Fourth vote for Thunder Dragons. lol
    I sent the email list to everyone. let me know if you didn't get it for some reason and i can resend it.
    see you all tomorrow in class!

  6. That last comment was me, elizabeth lol

  7. Morganne Stanfill9:43 PM CST

    I like Thunder Dragons as well!

    Discussion question for Wednesday: Why do you think America is not often viewed as a "philosophical" country like some European countries?

    Another Discussion Question: Why do you think some Americans do not take philosophy seriously or just ignore it?

    Quiz Question: Who quoted in Democracy in America that "I think that in no country in the civilized world is less attention to philosophy than in the United States"?

    1. Morganne Stanfill9:53 PM CST

      Oops, I just realized I posted the same fact question that Sara posted. Here's a different one: What Peruvian terrorist group was founded by Abimael Guzman, a philosophy lecturer?

  8. Morganne Stanfill9:45 PM CST

    Also, here's a link to a page on American philosophy throughout the centuries and includes some of the more famous American philosophers: http://www.iep.utm.edu/american/