Tuesday, February 18, 2014
TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA PHILOSOPHERS!
REZPEK THE PHILOSOPHY
Monday in our discussion group we discussed when we were going to purchase the book that we will be covering for our report. We talked about purchasing the book and who would do what exactly within the group. Also, we talked lightly about how neat it was to actually find out the names of the people who have said some of our favorite quotes.
Who's excited for Spring Break?
This dude is:
I have already read a little bit in A Little History of Philosophy and it is pretty interesting.
To those of you who are specifically reading LH:
I enjoyed reading about Anselm's example of the painter:
"The painter imagines a scene before painting it. At some stage the painter paints what he imagines. Then the painting exists both in the imagination and in reality. God is different from this sort of case. Anselm believed that it was logically impossible to have an idea of God without God actually existing, whereas we can quite easily imagine the painter who never actually painted the picture he had imagined, so that the painting only existed in his mind, but not in the world. God is the only being like this: we can imagine anything else not existing without contradicting ourselves. If we truly understand what God is we will recognize that it would be impossible for God not to exist."
Take care, all! I'll see you in class Wednesday!
(Had to include this because I knew a few of us got a chuckle out of this showing up during lecture...)
Also, I do have all of the quiz questions and answers saved on my computer.. It looks like someone else has posted them all.. would you still like for me to post them?