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Friday, April 25, 2014

Why not?

I did not see an author's post for our group, so I will take the helm for us. On Wednesday, Jacob gave his presentation on The Existence of God. He did not make it far before the whole class was involved. It became a rather heated conversation focusing on (or near to) Jacob's subject matter. I rather enjoyed it, as I think most of us did aside from Jacob. While I do not agree with Jacob on some of points or arguments, I thought it was admirable to stand up in front of everyone and speak about faith, especially given the nature of this course. I could summarize what Jacob's presentation was about, but that would be a little redundant since he posted his paper portion of the presentation on the blog.

This has nothing to do with anything we have discussed in class, but Oliver said we could post a joke. I love this one.


  1. Stephanie Byars1:29 PM CDT

    FQ: What idea states that predictable bad side effects of an action with a good intention can be acceptable, but deliberate harm is not? (Law of Double Effect, LH pg. 224)

    DQ: What would you do in "the fork in the tracks" thought experiment? The Large Man thought experiment? The Lever thought experiment?

    Link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3i2-Dj1e2wM

  2. FQ: Who put notable thinkers on the air such as Joseph Campbell and Martha Nussbaum?

    FQ ANS: Bill Moyers, AP 302

    DQ: Do television networks hold grudges against people with certain political views?

    Link: http://www.pbs.org/moyers/journal/index.html

  3. Erin Herbstova11:11 AM CDT

    FQ: Virtue Ethics established by British Philosopher Philippa Foot was based from the ethics of what famous philosopher? A:Aristotle
    DQ: Foot asks a very good question "Why be moral?" What is your response to this?
    Link: This is a virtual version of the trolly problem :http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yk_hftGBHy4

  4. FQ: What was the type of philosophy that John Rawls focused on? Political
    DQ: What are your views on the Difference Principle?
    Link: http://plato.stanford.edu/entries/rawls/