Up@dawn 2.0

Thursday, February 20, 2014


So today we explored the great outdoors and we had (as Doge would say) "much fun."
We discussed many things about .. well everything. 

Has the mysterious score card/sheet been discovered? 

*all writers: make sure you have an idea // rough draft of what you are writing for the project*
(that means you, #yousef)

Instead of breaking into small groups of 3 our group remained together but we did have separate conversations: everyone should comment with what you discussed. 

I will leave you with this.....


  1. Yousef Al-Ansari5:33 PM CST

    So, I was suppose to write about something from the LH reading. ^___^
    FQ: What did Machiavelli say that an effective prince has to learn?
    DQ: What do you guys think about Machiavelli's book The Prince?
    Sounds pretty cool to me.
    Link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5IGBKu6qM7Y
    Good short 5 part documentary on the book!

  2. Christopher Winfrey9:19 AM CST

    Alright so I'm writing about pages 54-56 on Machiavelli (LH):

    FQ: Who did Borgia place in charge of Romagna? (Hint: He also later had him murdered.)
    FQ: Why did Borgia kill his own commander?
    FQ: For Machiavelli, what was more important than how something is achieved?
    FQ: Which does Machiavelli say it is more important for a leader to be, loved or feared?
    FQ: What animals does Machiavelli say we, as humans, should learn from?
    FQ: What does the adjective Machiavellian mean?

    DQ: What do you think is more effective for a leader, to be loved or to be feared? Is there a possible balance of both?

    LINK: http://www.amazon.com/Prince-Bantam-Classics-Niccolo-Machiavelli/dp/0553212788
    This is a link if you want to buy "The Prince" by Machiavelli for like $5. I agree with Yousef that it sounds pretty cool.
    LINK: http://www.quickmeme.com/Machiavelli-Meme
    Now that we understand what Machiavelli believes, some of these Machiavelli memes are actually interesting.

  3. Chase, Adam, and Long philosophical walking group: talked about how guitar teacher discipline and patience; about patriotism in our lives; languages and the boundaries they create; philosophy of normalcy (going off the beaten path) (climbed trees); how we expect most philosophers must have been on drugs when they wrote some of they crazy stuff they did.

  4. FQ: _______ believed that no ultimate test existed for determining what constitutes law in a particular system.
    DQ: According to Dworkin, Judges "in hard cases, they must discover (not invent) the moral theory that 'best explains and justifies' rights established in settled law", agree or disagree?

  5. I love that genealogy! (But I'd put Russell ahead of Descartes.)

    As for the mysteriously missing scorecard, if it doesn't turn up I'll have to ask you guys to dive back into our archives to count your DQs, FQs, & links up until last class... or else you can just decide to start again from scratch, treating last class as Day #1. Talk about that Monday.

    (From now on I'll be "backing up" our scorecards periodically. I suggest we all get into the habit of recording our runs and total bases separately.)

  6. once again my group doesn't have a post............
    FQ: Which philosopher wrote the Prince? Machiavelli
    DQ: Did you know The Prince wasn't published till after his death? do you think it was well known before his death?
    LINK: http://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/authors/n/niccolo_machiavelli.html

  7. Anonymous12:32 AM CST

    FQ: Who wrote the book "The Prince" - Niccolo Machiavelli
    DQ: Who is Cesare Borgia?
    Link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ye-YtvvyBM0

  8. Jordan Huschke12:55 AM CST

    FQ: Who said is was sometimes better to tell lies, break your promises, and murder your enemies? Machiavelli
    FQ: What did Machiavelli think of humans? unreliable, greedy, and dishonest
    FQ: Who wrote the book "Leviathan"? Hobbes
    FQ: What is the name of the "foe" mentioned all throughout the "The Prince"? Fortuna
    DQ: Are you a Machiavellian?

    Here's a link of test to see if your a Machiavellian! Haha.

  9. The outdoor "field trip" was a nice experience. We were able to break free from the status quo of class, and adventure around the campus of MTSU. I honestly believe that we should have a couple of more "field trips" before school is over.

    FQ: Who thought that it was better to tell lies, break promises, and even murder your enemies? (Niccolo Machiavelli)
    DQ: What do you rather? The painter's example or the island example?

  10. Zachary L. Duncan12:45 PM CST

    Yo guys! These are from LH Chapter 9 Pg. 51
    FQ: What play did Machiavelli write that is stilled performed today?
    Answer: Mandragola
    FQ: Machiavelli thought his book, The Prince, wasn't a guidebook for everyone but for who?
    Answer: People that have recently come to power
    FQ: Who, like Machiavelli, thought people are fundamentally selfish?
    Answer: Thomas Hobbes

    Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5IGBKu6qM7Y
    Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_BFkZdH-mSs
    Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lR76KxvtP5g
    Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XEgI8Y1iEv0

  11. The walk outside last Wednesday resulted in confusion as to who our group's author was. So I'll just comment on this post.

    FQ: Did Machiavelli believe it was better to be loved or to be feared? (Feared)
    DQ: Is there ever a time when death is appropriate?
    Link: Here's some Machiavelli quotes,http://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/authors/n/niccolo_machiavelli.html

  12. My group doesn't have a post.

    FQ: According to Machiavelli, if you rely on your own kindness, what will happen? (Your leadership won't last long)

    DQ: Is it better to be feared or loved?

    Link : https://web.cn.edu/kwheeler/machiavelli.html The Prince thoughts