1. What was the name of the woman in Boethius's book "The Consolation of Philosophy" who joins him in his cell and explains what he should believe?
3. Who "wed philosophical pragmatism to social and political activism" and "approached philosophy with the common man's touch" (and was paid a great compliment by a famous historian)?
6. What is the attempt to explain and defend how a good God could allow suffering?
FQ: Who was described as " the most profound, most complete expression of American genius." (John Dewey pg. 87)
FQ: As a mature____________ philosopher, Dewey viewed life as an ___________ process in which man, always with focused aims, uses his intelligence to solve real problems in concrete situations. (Pragmatist, organic) pg. 88
Link:The need for a recovery of philosophy summary
Link about Anzia Yezierska :http://jwa.org/encyclopedia/
FQ: ___________ wrote of philosophers who ignored Santayana's work in the analytic heyday after 1950 that Santayana "may well come to be seen for what he was, the masters of them all."
DQ: George Santayana was apparently "different" in some way. AP suggests that he might have been a homosexual. In fact, Charles William Eliot, who was president of Harvard at the time Santayana was there, wanted to impede Santayana's career on the basis that he (Eliot) did not believe Harvard should be promoting "a man so abnormal as Dr. Santayana." My question is this: Do you think that the reason many people are uncomfortable with homosexuality is based on their particular religious view or is it something that transcends religion?
DQ: Why do you think Quine hated abstractions?
FQ: Which philosopher won the National Book Award for Anarchy, State, and Utopia and taught at Harvard? -Robert Nozick (AP 97)
In his younger days, Augustine was a _______, but later rejected this belief for Christianity. pg 36
Augustine LINK -https://www.youtube.com/
FQ: When Eve and Adam betrayed God, they brought sin into the world. This sin is called what? - Original Sin
FQ: Augustine believed that _____ _____ gets passed on to each new generation by the act of _____ _____. - Original Sin; Sexual reproduction
DQ: In your own opinion, why did God brought evil to the world?
DQ: Do you think Free Will is an adequate ideal of beliefs?
AUGUSTINE Link: http://www.iep.utm.edu/augustin/
DQ: What ideas did you like from Santayana, Dewey, and Quine?
DEWEY Link: https://suite101.com/a/john-dewey-pragmatism-a35095
DQ: What do you guys think about Augustine's belief on the 'Original Sin' being passed down each new generation?
Link: http://www.vision.org/visionmedia/article.aspx?id=227 Here's a link of more information on the 'Original Sin' and Augustine.
FQ: What is the idea behind Emersonianism?
FQ: Who did McCormick claim to be the only philosopher whose writing came close to Santayana?
FQ: Who believed that philosophy did not amount to science, but a balance of mind and temper?
FQ: Which religion did Santayana inherit but reject?
FQ: Who supposedly said that there was nothing Spanish about Santayana, and that he was a New Englander with a Spanish name?
DQ: Are there any topics you are as critical about as Santayana is about America?
WRITING link: http://www.academia.edu/148909/Tips_On_How_To_Write_Philosophy_Essays
FQ: Why did Santayana say he was never really comfortable at Harvard? p81 AP
The atmosphere was "an unintelligible, sanctimonious and often disingenuous Protestantism." Meaning they were impossible to understand acting morally superior to others and not being sincere forms of Christian.
Here is a video on some of Santayana quotes:
FQ: John Dewey being a "non-social individual what was his warning? p89 AP "is an abstraction arrived at by imagining what man would be if all his human qualities were taken away."
Link: here are some great quotes by George Santayana. http://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/authors/g/george_santayana.html
DQ: Why do you believe that Santayana said he should not have lived in America?
Link: Here is a link to some quotes by George Santayana. This will give you guys an idea of his "style"
FQ: What did Augustine believe that every child beared traces of from birth? LH 39
FQ: Who was the woman that Boethius saw in his jail cell while awaiting his death? Why was she angry with him? LH 41
DQ: Do you believe we are all living a predestined life? Or are we truly granted free-will?
DQ: What do you think of Dewey's more instrumental approach to philosophy and human experience?
DQ: Do you pull your one strings in this life journey?
DQ: Santayana considered the beauty we perceive in art as a subjective experience. That is, our experience dictates what we find beautiful. Two people with different life experience can see the same work of art as either beautiful or ugly and terrifying. Do you agree? Or is the beauty in art there because the artist is talented?
FQ: According to the Manichaeans, where did good and evil come from? Good came from the soul and evil came from the body.
DQ: Do you believe evil is the result of our free will and mot directly due to God?
FQ: Augustine believed moral evil is a result of? Adam and Eve's choices to disobey God.
DQ: Do people have free will or is everything predestined?
DQ: (Boethius) Is luck actually random?
M 17 - Augustine, Boethius(LH); Santayana, Dewey, Quine (AP 78-97)