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Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Group 2 Section 12

We had a very small group attendance today, but once we were joined by Dr. Oliver and a couple floaters, the conversation begin rolling. The major topic we discussed today was on Hume and his thoughts of miracles. Our floater posed the question to the group, and a group member suggested a miracle is something that defies a law of nature. Hume believed, according to Dr.Oliver, that there is always a natural law explanation (or another reason) for what people believed to be miracles. Elizabeth posed the scenario that what if a person with terminal cancer (who's doctor said there was nothing that can be done) miraculously healed. Apparently, Hume would assume that the person was more likely misdiagnosed rather than magically healed. However, I think its nice to believe in miracles; it gives us hope sometimes when we need it most.      

Anyways, see you guys Monday! Have a good rest of the week!


  1. jason dziadosz5:02 PM CDT

    hey all! sorry I wasn't in class Wednesday, been out of town. am back and will see you tomorrow. for now though, some thoughts on bentham!

    FQ: University College London has Jeremy Bentham's ______ on display? it's quite creepy....(121).

    FQ: what name did Bentham give to his method of calculating happiness? (123).

    FQ: Bentham believed that the rightness or wrongness of what we do comes down to what? (124).

    DQ: IS it ok to tell a little white lie, if it results in someone's happiness. we all do it all the time, but where do you draw the line??

    LINK: http://ethicsforteachers.pbworks.com/f/calvin_happy2.jpg

    welcome back Calvin and Hobbes!

  2. Immanuel Kant

    FQ: Who believed that we are all walking around understanding the world through a filter , and that filter is the human mind? Kant
    FQ: Because of his strict schedule people would set their clocks to his afternoon walks, who was this? Kant
    FQ: Who wrote the critique of Pure Reason? Kant

    DQ: Do you agree with Kant, should emotions have nothing to do with morality?
    DQ: In the example of the good Samaritan, do you believe that you should help him because it is your duty or does compassion play a role in your thought process?
    DQ: Do you agree when Kant says that you should never lie, no matter the circumstance, or do you think that there is a time to lie?

    Link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xwOCmJevigw

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  4. FQ: What did Burke say was the only thing necessary for evil to triumph?
    Answer: good men doing nothing

    DQ: Is political correctness a good concept? Does it help forward us as a culture, or does it actually limit our thinking?

    Link: http://philosophynow.org/issues/11/Burke_Kant_and_the_Sublime