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Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Section 10 Group 3 9/23/14

Sorry I didn't get to the computer yesterday guys. Anyway, in class on Tuesday we mostly discussed our group projects for the mid-term, and made some great headway and planning on them. Group three is split up two ways.  One group talked about the philosophies behind different musicians, which sounds awesome.  Our other project group decided to base our project on the philosophies of different comedians, because who doesn't love a good laugh, right?  It is the best medicine.  Some comedians mentioned for study were Louis C.K., Charlie Sheen, George Carlin, Marc Maron, and Seth McFarlane. This looks like it's going to be a very fun project indeed.


  1. Hunter Coppinger Section 10 group3

    Comment to post:
    This will be quite the experience on Charlie Sheen

    Who wrote the Anarchy, State of Utopia?
    Robert Nozick

    Who wrote the article 'Two Concepts of Liberty'?
    Isaiah Berlin

    Would the end justify the mean for everyone to have equal pay?

    Would everyone having the same things be just a path towards totalitarianism?

    the definition for the totalitarianism.

  2. FQ: What is Anselm's definition of God?

    DQ: After reading Anselm's philosophy, do you believe that God must exist in some way?


  3. Anonymous11:36 AM CDT

    Dustin Chitwood
    True or False, Aquinas is best known as a theologian?
    Do you, like Aquinas believe that there can't be a never-ending series of effects and their earlier causes going back endlessly in time?
    My project is over Robin Williams so here is a philosophical quote, that is quite interesting.

  4. Anonymous12:03 PM CDT

    I'm glad our projects made significant progress Tuesday. Significant progress in this case begin defined as deciding on groups and topics. Now we just need to narrow down the details, but I'm optimistic (a rarity for me) that this will come together in a good way.

    While I don't want to get into the mode of setting everything up, I do want to have a discussion today of standardizing some aspects, and making sure we come across as an actual group instead of seven people who just picked the same theme. Any and all ideas will be considered, but if nobody has any and I do, silence will equal consent.

    FQ: (Jeremy) Bentham dismissed the notion of natural rights as "________ on stilts?"

    DQ: What political beliefs do you currently hold, and who/what brought you to these beliefs?

    Link: For those who have never seen it, I highly recommend watching all seven seasons of The West Wing on Netflix. It was a superbly written and acted show and for our discussion today, I present Rob Lowe's character discussing the tipping point on discourse regarding taxing the wealthy "because they can afford it."


  5. FQ: What were the five arguments made by Thomas Aquinas in the book Summa Theologica meant to demonstrate?

    DQ: Is believing in God a matter of logic or a matter of faith?

    Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mz_iGGGMddw

  6. FQ: Niccolo Machiavelli believed it was best to always tell the truth. (T/F)

    DQ: Do you agree with Machiavelli's philosophy that half of our fate is chance and the rest is from the decisions we make? Why or why not?