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Monday, April 21, 2014

Olivers Favs

While on our walk today we got to discussing the social classes brought up today during class.We all weren't really able to place ourselves in a social class, and we came to an agreement that there definitely should be more than just 9 social classes. We also went on to talk about how Heffner and how he was somewhat an hypocrite about marriage because he was married 3 separate times. We all talked about this and majority of us had agreed that we are not exactly to the point where we want to be married ourselves, but thats because there are some common fears among normal adults our age.

Thank you,
Jay Mashburn


  1. (DQ) Do you think any of Wittgenstein's "findings" about language are useful in a practical sense?
    (DQ) From your own perspective, do you think it is possible to scientifically prove something is true?
    (FQ) In Hannah Arendt's perspective, what is far more common but equally as dangerous as an evil sadist? An unthinking man.
    (FQ) What is the Problem of Induction? We have a tendency to "assume" things are true.
    (DQ) Have you ever experienced a paradigm shift regarding you own beliefs?

  2. I found that the presentations today were very informative especially the one given by Brandi about Darwin.

    I also found that the reading regarding Max Lerner very intriguing.

    FQ: What book written by Max Lerner praised American dynamism? (America as a Civilization.
    DQ: Do you agree with Darwin's point of view on evolution that it is just change through natural selection? Do you think that this contradicts any religious views?
    Link: NYT article on Max Lerner.. http://www.nytimes.com/1992/06/06/arts/max-lerner-writer-89-is-dead-humanist-on-political-barricades.html

  3. FQ) Who began as a student of engineering, came to England before WWI to study with Bertrand Russell.
    DQ) Why is it that we talk about math as something that we can spill our coffee on or something we can trip on?
    Link: http://research.sas.ac.uk/search/staff/26/professor-barry-c.-smith/

  4. Brianna Carroll1:09 PM CDT

    FQ: What is Ludwig Wittgenstein often described as? (PB,201)
    DQ: Do you agree with that its important to study the "activity" of philosophy (as Bary Smith put it)? The activity of philosophy is for example, considering what philosophy or the subject matter of philosophy is about.

    More about Wittgenstein:

  5. FQ: popper was born when? Vienna in 1902
    DQ: Until the scientific method what was the best way they believed to seek out evidence?


  6. All the presentations this past Monday were fantastic and everyone did great. The readings for today were all interesting.

    FQ: Who wrote "Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus"? (Wittgenstein)
    DQ: Do you agree or disagree with the fact that all words are simply names for things?
    Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EqYdpuu2Mzo