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Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Teenage Mutant Ninja Philosophers

Hey guys!
Monday we listened to group 3's presentation and they did great considering they only had two people.
Kant and Mills, interesting stuff, huh?
Next class we're choosing new authors so be ready for that!
See you guys Wednesday!


  1. Christopher Winfrey7:36 AM CDT

    So I wrote about Bakewell (PB)

    FQ: What philosopher was a wine grower, magistrate, and mayor of Bordeaux?
    FQ: Which of Montaigne's books became an instant bestseller and still is today?
    FQ: Which philosopher used to recommend a period of reflection and philosophy?
    FQ: What near death experience did Montaigne have?
    FQ: What idea did Montaigne's essay "Of Experience" circle around?
    FQ: Whose career does Sarah Bakewell claim is a result of Montaigne's work?
    FQ: Name a few philosophers influenced by Montaigne.
    FQ: What gave Montaigne a foundation for a way of living that considered different perspectives on situations, that made it possible to avoid being too sure of one's self?

    DQ: Why do you think a near death experience would cause you to reflect on life?

    LINK: http://oregonstate.edu/instruct/phl302/texts/montaigne/m-essays_contents.html
    This link from Oregon State gives access to Montaigne's essays for free.

  2. Anonymous9:48 AM CDT

    FQ: Where did Montaigne live when he was born? - Bordeaux
    DQ: Which philosopher is obsessed with death?
    Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mnx4Lt2EFqA

  3. FQ: Dewey and James asked us to abandon what tradition? answer Western philosophical tradition

    DQ: What intellectuals have most contributed to moral and political change?


  4. Zachary L. Duncan12:38 PM CDT

    Space to Grow: John Stuart Mill. LH pg. 138

    FQ: What type of view did Mill have while growing up?
    Answer: Utilitarian

    DQ: Mill's message was every adult should be free to live as he or she pleases as long as no one else is harmed. What is this called?
    Answer: Harm Principle

    link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QWZrHUvhXcw

  5. FQ: Who enjoyed asking awkward questions most people avoided?
    DQ: Is Descartes method of not believing anything if there is the slightest possibility that it could not be true reasonable?
    DQ: Is that were antagonism comes from?
    DQ: What would that mean for our day to day lives?
    DQ: How about education?

  6. FQ: When was the "golden age of American Philosophy"?
    A: between the 1880s and the First World War

    DQ: Do you agree with Quine in saying that philosophy should be a "continuation of science"?

    Link: Rorty on truth and pragmatism: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CzynRPP9XkY

  7. Dylan Aycock3:11 PM CDT

    FQ: Who developed the Method of Cartesian Doubt?
    FQ: Which pessimistic philosopher believed human beings are driven by sexual desire and are unreliable? (Not Augustine)
    DQ: Is it possible to talk yourself into believing something you suspect isn't true, even if appears logical?

    Here is a link to a blog post about God according to Albert Einstein, Baruch Spinoza and Carl Sagan: