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Monday, February 17, 2014

Thundaaa Dragons

Today we discussed multiple choices for our topic, and came to a conclusion of our topic being Morality.  Everyone should search and comment the name and life span (1900-1990) below of a philosopher whose thought process revolved around the topic of Morality.  We will choose our 3 candidates on Wednesday February 19th.  So be sure to have your philosopher identified. 


  1. John Stuart Mill (1806-1873)

    FQ: What Century did Aquinas live in, was he Christian? (13th century, yes)
    DQ: In what way did Thomas Aquinas differ from Aristotle, and in what ways did he compare to Aristotle?
    LINK: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OBodUcshdFg interesting video about Aquinas Proof of an existing God

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  3. John Rawls (1921-2002)

    FQ- What is the Ontological Argument?( Anselm's argument claiming that the fact that we have an idea of God proves that God Actually exists)
    FQ- What are the Five Ways?Which "Way" was the the most important according to Aquinas?(Aquina's 5 reasons meant to demonstrate God's existence. The First Cause Argument)

    DQ-What do you thin of the First Cause Argument? Do you believe that God could have been that "beginning" factor for the cosmos and everything we see or is there no reason to come to the conclusion that God is that factor?

  4. Immanuel Kant (1724-1804)
    FQ: Aquinas' ethics is based mostly on the concept of what? (happiness)
    FQ: For Aquinas the perfect happiness awaits where? (heaven)
    DQ: Do you thing that humans are the only beings that belong in the moral community?
    Link: great article on Aquinas: http://www.pursuit-of-happiness.org/history-of-happiness/thomas-aquinas/

  5. Giovanni Reale (1931-20--)

    FQ-What was the name of the book written by Anselm? (Proslogion)
    DQ- Do you believe we are all living a predestined life? Or are we truly granted free-will?

  6. John Stuart Mill (1806-1873)

    FQ:Who believed that "it's impossible to have an idea of God without God actually existing"? (answer: Anselm)
    DQ: Do you agree with the above statement
    Link: On the existence of God:http://www.peterkreeft.com/topics-more/20_arguments-gods-existence.htm

  7. John Locke (1632-1704)

    FQ: Who wrote the book Proslogion? (A: Anselm)

    DQ: Just because we imagine God, is that proof enough that He exists?

    Link: http://www.fordham.edu/halsall/source/anselm.asp Anselm's views on God.