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Monday, February 3, 2014

Group 2, Feb 3rd 4:10-5:35

Hey guys!
First off, I need to say that we ABSOLUTELY have to come up with a name for our group next time we meet!

Yayyyy! I did it!
So in class today we went over our reading assignment and did our daily quiz.
Here are the questions with the answers:

1. Who do some consider philosohpy's "patron saint," an Athenian whose enemies said he asked too many questions as he went around deflating people's knowledge claims while denying he knew anything himself?Socrates 2. What was a successful conversation and what was wisdom, for Socrates? A conversation with Socrates was probably successful if confused somebody and made someone question their own view on things. (pg. 2-3 in ALHP) 3. Socrates did not write anything down. Who wrote down and kept record of Socrates conversations and ideas, as well as his own?Plato 4. What theory of Plato's describes thinking about things in an abstract way, not through examples and sensual perceptions?The Theory of Form 5. Who did Socrates meet and talk with, as both made their way to court? (PB)Euthyohro 6. Name one of the three Socratic substitutes for immortality.Having children, doing a glorious a deed, or a work of art. (I thought this was interesting) 7. What "transcendent vision" represents Plato's concept of the highest love?
The form of beauty.
8. What is a "Socrates cafe?" (AP)
A place for informal gatherings to have philosophical conversations with the public.
9. What is Open Court, and what's an example of what they do? 
A publishing house.
After discussing all of this, we went to Dr. Oliver's post or blog or whatever and read through all of that which I thought most of it was pretty interesting.
Remember this next time in class:
In our groups we kind of discussed what we wanted to do for our group  report. Pop culture will be fun!

Im going to wrap this up! You guys make sure you read.
Aristotle (ALHP)
Irwin (PB 20-29)
AP (27-36)
See you guys Wednesday!


  1. Christopher Winfrey3:25 PM CST

    Alright, so I read pages 20-22 of Philosophy Bites Back.
    (PB 20-22)

    FQ: What subject of Aristotle's work attracts the most interest?
    FQ: Whose academy did Aristotle attend?
    FQ: What was the name of the philosophical school established by Aristotle in Athens?
    FQ: Who did Aristotle supposedly teach?
    FQ: What does Eudamonia mean?

    DQ: What virtues would you consider as good and which of Aristotle's two categories would they fit in?

    LINK: http://www.philosophynews.com/page/WWAD-(What-Would-Aristotle-Do).aspx
    The article name alone should interest you, but it talks about Aristotle's take on anger.

  2. Christopher Winfrey3:29 PM CST

    Oh and an idea for the group name is "Team Meme" since all of our authors like posting memes apparently. Haha.

    And I don't know if this counts as a link, but here are some books by Open Court Publishing that involve pop culture and philosophy so we can come up with ideas for the group project: http://opencourtbooks.com/categories/pcp.htm

    I personally think "The Walking Dead and Philosophy" or "Breaking Bad and Philosophy" would be amazing.

    1. I agree that "The Walking Dead" and "Breaking Bad" choices are great. I believe that "Breaking Bad" would have a lot of underlying things to it!

  3. Anonymous10:04 PM CST

    Thanks for putting up the quiz Q&A, I was really sick this Monday and couldn't attend class.

    Here are my Questions for Wednesday reading assignment

    FQ: What does Eudaimonia translated into English? - Happiness

    DQ: What is Aristotle's, Plato's, and Socrates' goal in teaching others about philosophy

    Link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CmtcjyZNej8 Here is a link about Aristotle ethics

  4. Zachary Duncan9:42 AM CST

    Quiz Q&A:
    From ALHP
    Where was Aristotle born?
    Answer: Macedonia 384 BC
    How would Aristotle want a person to live?
    Answer: Seek happiness

    Here is a link too, guys & girls!

  5. DQ: Would you rather go see a philosopher or a psychologist/psychiatrist? And explain your answer.

  6. FQ: Is letting philosophers help people in the same way psychologist/psychiatrist do legal every where?

  7. Yousef Al-Ansari1:12 PM CST

    Reading from PB.
    FQ: Aristotle spent how many years as a member of Plato's Academy?
    DQ: What do you all think about Aristotle's Ethics?

    LINK: Also found this interesting article.

  8. So I'm cutting it near the edge today, reading for America the philosophical
    FQ: who pioneered philosophical counselling
    DQ: Is William James correct when he says "all you need to be a philosopher is to hate someone else's thinking" why or why not?
    its Dr. Lewis on black philosophy and some of the struggles it has occurred over time

  9. DQ: Who would rather seek advice from: a philosopher or a psychiatrist?
    FQ: Who lobbied for philosophers to practice as therapists? Lou Marinoff

    Link: Here's Sidelines' Assistant News Editor's article on Dr. Oliver's Honors Lecture: http://www.dnj.com/viewart/20140203/SIDELINES01/140203008/Honors-Lecture-speaker-shows-students-pragmatic-approach-happiness

  10. Dylan Aycock2:47 PM CST

    FQ: What organization, cofounded by Marinoff in 1998, was an activist trade group pushing for the national licensing of philosophical practitioners?

    DQ: Should philosophers practice as therapists?

    Link: http://www.britannica.com/EBchecked/topic/551948/Socrates/233646/Socrates-versus-Plato

  11. Chandler Schewe3:43 PM CST

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d2afuTvUzBQ Here is the video of Plato's cave allegory I promised I would post