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Monday, April 14, 2014

Teenage Mutant Ninja Philosophers

Hey guys!! We talked a lot about Friedrich Nietzsche today in class, in particular his belief in the Übermensch which is the German word for Super Man. We also discussed one of his more famous works Thus Spoke  ZaraThustra  as well as his idea that "God is Dead." We also briefly mentioned Sigmund Freud and some of his ideas such as the "true meaning of dreams" and the "Oedipus Complex". Don't forget to go over the readings and here are some thought-provoking quotes from Nietzsche:
1. "All things are subject to interpretation whichever interpretation prevails at a given time is a function of power and not truth."
2. "Thoughts are the shadows of our feelings - always darker, emptier and simpler."
3. "Blessed are the forgetful: for they get the better even of their blunders."
4." There are no facts, only interpretations.
5." The Christian resolution to find the world ugly and bad has made the world ugly and bad."

Also check out this link about odd obsessions of Famous Philosophers (Descartes, Marx, Voltaire, Nietzche,Kant, and  Kierkegaard are all on here) See you guys Wednesday!


  1. Anonymous7:22 AM CDT

    (PB) Mellor

    FQ: What subject in school did Ramsey excel in?
    FQ: What branch of mathematics did Ramsey found?
    FQ: What killed Ramsey?
    FQ: What does tautological mean?
    FQ: True or False: People act on just one belief.
    FQ: What is the theory of Success Semantics?
    FQ: True or False: Ramsey was an atheist.

    DQ: Can acting on false beliefs still achieve what an individual wants?

    LINK: http://www.numericana.com/answer/ramsey.htm#ramsey
    For those who want to make sense of it, here is Ramsey's Theorem.

  2. Zachary L. Duncan1:10 PM CDT

    FQ: What was Bertrand Russells three main interests as a teenager?
    Answer: sex, religion, and mathematics
    FQ: Why did Russell think people were drawn to religion?
    Answer: afraid of dying
    FQ: What book did Ayer publish in 1936?
    Answer: Language, Truth, and Logic

    Link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gvOcjzQ32Fw
    Link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lNs2_JQvtJA

  3. Fq what was Ayers way of telling if something was meaningful or not, two sentancees!
    DQ what are your thoughts on the Boo! hooray! theroy of Ayer
    Link https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lNs2_JQvtJA
    AJ Ayer on modern Logic