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Wednesday, April 16, 2014


Sorry guys, but I forgot to mention that I would post this week!
Today we went outside on what turned out to be a very nice day! It was a little cold in the shade, but since we had a short class it was not that bad. We took our quiz and then discussed answers as usual. Today's group topic was a bit random. It started at "hating" on drake and winded up at discussing if we would stay in college if we won the lottery. We got off topic, yet stayed philosophical so I call that a successful discussion!

Remember to post guys! Have a good weekend!

btw, the readings were somewhat about religion and afterlife so I thought this picture was pretty appropriate...


  1. I just got in from class to post and I see that you already had. Thanks!

  2. LH: Sartre, De Beauvoir, & Camus

    Sartre suggest for us to really be free we must live our lives the way we want and not as others expect us to. We have to be free to make our own decision without looking for others for advice. That doesn't help us to be free if we depend and live as others suggest. He believe we look to others and live as they expect us too because we are all afraid of freedom and is running from it.
    de Beauvoir book 'Second Sex" is claiming that women wasn't born women, but had to learn to become women. Women were accepting men view of what a women was and had to decided what she was by making her own choice of being free to do that.
    Camus simply felt that life doesn't have any meaning until we give it meaning by making choices. Once we do that it is meaningful until death comes and takes it all away.

    FQ: T/F Simone De Beauvoir and Albert Camus were involved with each other for years, but never married. False. p196-7

    FQ: What was the theme of Sartre book "Being and Nothingless"? Freedom. p196

    FQ: How is Human life and Sisyphus task alike? They both are meaningless. p200

    DQ: Are we really free?

    1. Images of difference choice


  3. PB: Warnock

    FQ: Warnock thought that Sartre argued everything is a matter of choice no matter how a person say that they are bound to it because________. You could do otherwise. p224

    FQ: T/F Warnock thought Sartre opened our eyes that moral philosophy can be an exciting and relevant subject. True. p229

    DQ: Is your life made by your choices?

    DQ: Is philosophy exciting to you?

  4. To your last DQ: Yes!

    1. Me too. It was the best option over the other Fine Arts I had to chose from, yet I was afraid to take it. It turned out to be my best pick. I have really enjoyed this class and it has help me to think differently. I work with the best group every!!

  5. since I didn't see my group post:

    FQ: Who coined the phrase "existence precedes essence"? Answer: Satre
    DQ: What do you think it means to live our lives as truly free?
    Link: Jean-Paul Satre quotes: http://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/authors/j/jeanpaul_sartre.html

  6. Zachary VanDusen12:18 PM CDT

    FQ: Who was Jean-Paul Sartre's long term female companion? Simone de Beauvoir

    FQ: What was the central theme of "Being and Nothingness"? And who wrote it? the central theme was freedom; Sartre

    FQ: How did Sartre feel about God? He felt that no God designed us and rejected the idea that God has a purpose for us

    FQ: Sartre believed that human beings don't have an ________. essence

    FQ: Existentialism is a ________. Humanism

    FQ: Sartre described human life as full of ________. anguish

    FQ: To Sartre, our ________ comes before our _________. existence; essence

    FQ: Simon de Beauvoir's twist on existentialism was that women are not born women, they become ______. women

    FQ: Which philosopher said that there is no point in our existence, we create our meaning through our choices.

    FQ: Who compared existentialism to the greek myth of Sisyphus? Albert Camus

    FQ: Sartre's writing is difficult to understand because he was what? high on amphetamines.

  7. FQ: Which philosopher is the father of existentialism?
    DQ: After learning about this philosophy, have you ever made a decision and thought about what that means to your life?
    link: summary of main points in Sartre's book Existentialism and Human Emotions

  8. Aaron Caveny1:40 PM CDT

    FQ: where was Satre from? -France
    DQ: Would you ever consider being an author of a book like Satre was?
    Link: http://www.iep.utm.edu/sartre-ex/