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Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Teenage Mutant Ninja Philosophers

Hey everybody! Today in class a few people had presentations on topics such as Charles Darwin, Epicurus, and Marcus Garvey and then we spent the rest of the class outside. We took our daily quiz, which was particularly helpful for me because I learned how to pronounce Albert Camus' name (I've been saying it wrong this whole time) Remember to finish your presentations for class if you haven't already and I'll see you guys on Wednesday!


  1. FQ: Who wrote America as a Civilization?
    DQ: Lerner said "The turning point in the process of growing up is when you discover the core of strength within you that survives all hurt." What do you think the turning point of growing up is?


  2. FQ: What did Hannah Arendt mean by "the banality of evil"? -LH page 212

    DQ: Is "just following orders" as Eichmann did during Hitler's final solution in any way better than actually committing direct crimes against humanity?


  3. Anonymous8:28 PM CDT

    (PB) B C Smith

    FQ: Wittgnestein is often described as a _______'s philosopher. (Philosopher)
    FQ: What form of engineering was Wittgenstein interested in? (Aeronautical Engineering)

    DQ: If logic structures the limits of what we can think, then what are these limits? Is it possible to discover these limits?

    LINK: http://opinionator.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/03/03/was-wittgenstein-right/?_php=true&_type=blogs&_r=0
    This is a relatively recent news article (2013) from the NY Times about Wittgenstein.

  4. John Coulston10:24 AM CDT

    FQ: What Vietnamese philosopher told his students that reading philosophy books was a waste of time? A: Ludwig Wittgenstein
    DQ: Do you think Eichmann did anything wrong?

    LINK: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TNaBRR-XeAs