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Wednesday, April 23, 2014


Evening group! sorry for the late post, I hope everyone has had a great wednesday!! Today we saw some interesting presentation to say the least and had a very good discussion over whether people are bad or good. Needless to say it was a good class! have a great weekend and do not forget to do the readings and post!!

       -Colton out

This picture relates to something we talk about in class often! pretty deep if you think about it! (not directed towards Zach)


  1. Presentation once again were great. I do not however believe it's easier to be bad. Zach said it well, it could be easy to be bad or good depending on the company you keep. Frankly I think being bad takes a lot of energy and unnecessary time. There are great consequences when you commit or make a choice to bad unlawful acts.

    Philippa Foot made a good point about sacrificing one life to save many, but I think the way she explain the train scene really didn't make the choice that difficult because I was thinking if it's not enough time for the five to get off the track then it probably wasn't enough time to change the track. I don't know that part threw me for a loop to understand the parable on how there will be time to chose. If a situation of that sort was before a person in real life I believe it would be very difficult for them to decided. It's hard to choose about a person's life whether they are worth saving over many others or not. I wouldn't know what to do in that situation.

    FQ: Who did Foot use in one of the parable about pushing him over a bridge to stop the train before it hit the workers because he heavy enough to stop it? Judith Jarvis Thomson (LH p223-24)

    FQ: What is the name of John Rawls book that he wrote in an dry academic style and was meant for Professors? "A Theory of Justice" (LH 229)

    FQ: John Rawls 'Two Principles of Justice' are ___________ and _________ with one being split into two parts making three which is _____________. 'Liberty Principle', 'Fair Opportunity Principle', 'Difference Principles' (PB p239)

    1. DQ: Do you know if you would be about to sacrifice one life for many?

      Here is a video with no sound. A woman falls on the tracks. Everyone is trying to flag the oncoming train to stop, but then one brave man jumps down and save her at the last minute.

  2. Zachary VanDusen12:22 PM CDT

    I like how you put that it's not me in paranthesis, made me chuckle.

    I thought that the presentations were very good. The speakers were very easily understood and did a good job with the public speaking.

    DQ: How do you feel the world would be now if Garvey's idea about sending black people back to Africa would have worked?

    LINK: This is a link to a mini biography of Marcus Garvey

  3. Presentations went great. And I think it's hard to say if it's easier to be bad or good. Because it all depends on what your definition of 'good' or 'bad' is. What some people deem as bad could be good for some people. And there's also actions or words that aren't necessarily good or bad. So, makes ya think.

    FQ: Which philosopher fought in WWII? (Rawls)
    DQ: What's your idea of a utopia?
    Link: http://www.ted.com/conversations/6564/what_is_your_vision_for_a_nea.html

    That link is awesome. Seeing people's desires to improve mankind.

  4. Aaron Caveny2:05 PM CDT

    I think it's easier to be "bad" because it's our human nature to sin.

  5. FQ: Who was angered during his presidency for his inclination to compromise and avoid hardball rhetoric against supposed enemies?
    DQ: Do you think Obama has an admirable Philosophical temperament?