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Thursday, April 10, 2014

Why Not? Walk

So for Wednesday's class we went outside for the quiz then split off into our walking groups. Our part of group Why Not? spent the majority of the walk discussing the reading about Karl Marx. We discussed the many shortfalls in his theory and related it to past and present political issues both in our own country and globally (i.e. the Soviet Union, North Korea, etc.)


  1. FQ: What is Francis Fukuyama's first book? AP pg 231 (The End of History and the Last Man)

    FQ: What thymos mean? pg. 233 (spiritedness)

    FQ: What is core principles of neoconservatism that Fukuyama believed? pg 236 (that the internal character of regimes matters)

    FQ: Charles Krauthammer, welcomed The End of the History as what? pg 237 (bold, lucid, scandalously brilliant)

    Francis Fukuyama’s “The End of History?”: A Summary
    Link: http://skram-marks.blogspot.com/2008/11/summary-of-francis-fukuyamas-end-of.htmlrrrrrrrre

    The Future of Thymos by Thomas G. Dineen III
    Link: http://www.intellectualconservative.com/article1034.html

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  3. America the Philosophical (231-249)

    FQ: Which "Harvard giant of the philosophy department" wrote "The Philosophy of Loyalty?" (Josiah Royce. pg. 241)

    FQ: Which doctrine did president Obama appeal to when justifying US involvement in Libya? ("Legitimate Defense." pg. 243)

    FQ: Who said, with regard to the first Iraq war: "No reason was given for going to war that could not be refuted by a literate teenager in about two minutes. That again is the hallmark of totalitarian culture." (Noam Chomsky. pg. 244)

    DQ: Atrocities happen world wide. Why is it that the US is, and has been, perpetually involved with those in and surrounding the middle east? Why not Darfur? Or Myanmar? Or Rwanda? Or anywhere else?...


    Noam Chomsky talking about US foreign policy.

  4. FQ: Who was arguably the most art-obsessed philosopher theres been?
    ANS, PB(172), Nietzsche

    DQ: Do some people express there philosophy through art?

    Link: http://plato.stanford.edu/entries/nietzsche/

  5. Erin Herbstova12:09 PM CDT

    FQ: The sixteen paged article called " The End of History?" by Fukuyama was published in the National Interest which was a ________________ journal? A: Neoconservative (AP 231)
    FQ: What did Fukuyama consider to be the end of History? (AP 231)
    FQ: What was one of Fukuyama's major flaws considered by the public? A: he was contradictory and kept changing his mind.

    DQ: What do you think of the changing atmosphere in government in the present?
    DQ: What are your thoughts on even the idea of publishing a book titled "Political Ethics and Public Office"? Do you consider a lot of politicians to be 'ethical'?

    Links: What do you think of Meredith McGehee's views on minor ethical violations of politicitians? http://www.huffingtonpost.com/meredith-mcgehee/who-cares-about-political-ethics_b_5028510.html

    "The Buck Stops Here"-http://www.trumanlibrary.org/buckstop.htm

    This is a cartoon with reference to the End of History? Cold War era http://www.ibhistorytopics.com/?attachment_id=1375

  6. FQ: What does the the Sanskrit word "guru" mean? (Pg 260)

    DQ: Do you have a negative or positive opinion of Guru's in society?

    LINK: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cUPYU_fl7lk

    In this video the women describes a guru, and her opinion of what they do in society.

  7. FQ: According to William James, "God exists" is true or false? - True LH pg. 167

    DQ: Is James' position of "truth is what works" a good blanket statement to believe? Example: The existence of God/Santa Claus.

    Link: http://www.authorama.com/pragmatism-2.html
    This is a link to the first of 8 lectures given by james about what Pragmatism is.