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Tuesday, September 16, 2014

9/16 Section 10 Gropu 1 The philosophers(?

On today class we spent our discussion time wondering if we could accept the Stoic mindset, we wondered if you could apply that even when someone close to you die, some of us defended this position while other defied it. We also wondered if we are actually capable of controlling our own emotions and if we do up to what degree? Another question that raised from our discussion was if we liked not having control of our emotions.  We had a kind of conclusion were life isn't black or white but a ton of grey, and we can't stop many things from happening but we are always responsible of the reactions we decide to take.
Sorry for lateness guys and hope to see you on Thursday


  1. FQ: Who wrote the book about emotivism titled, " Language, Truth and Logic"?
    A. A. J. Ayers

    DQ: Do you believe morality is derived from human nature?

    Dr. Oliver brought up Mr. Spock in class the other day and as I am a huge Trekkie I couldn't help but post something ST related. Here is a relatively in depth article about several point of philosophy that can be found throughout the several series.


  2. FQ: Later in life, Augustine came to accept the Manichaen view (goodness comes from the soul: evil from the body). T/F (F)

    DQ: Manichaens believed that God was not supremely powerful. Instead, there was a constant struggle between good and evil. Because of this struggle, evil would often slip out in to the world. What do you think of this? Whether or not you believe in a higher being, do you think that there's a constant struggle between good and evil? Do you think, eventually, good will triumph?

    Link to some further analysis of the manichaen view:

  3. FQ: Augustine drew heavily on the wisdom of _______ but gave it a ________ twist.
    A: Plato/Christian

    DQ: Is the adoption of a virtue into a persons life permanent or continuous?

    Link: http://www.goodreads.com/quotes/tag/relativism

  4. Anonymous10:43 AM CDT

    Peyton Tilley
    (1) Who wrote the book "Confessions, the city of god"- Augustine
    (2) If everything comes from god, the evil also comes from?-God
    (1) Do you believe in the idea of forces of good or evil?
    (2) Do you believe in the idea of original sin? how does this affect someone?


  5. FQ: What was Augustine's real name?
    Aurelius Augustinus

    DQ: In Manichaeans point of view of good and evil, what is wrong with being evil considering the fact that neither side will ever punish the other?