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Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Section 13-2 Meet 3

Today we discussed: runs, Socrates and Plato, the questions for the quiz, and continued to learn about each other.

We were to read Aristotle (LH), Irwin (PB), and God (P 10-26) for the next group meeting.

I came across some interesting thoughts on all, but in the God reading I found that most of the "proofs" of a Theistic religion were attempts at proving a god exist, rather than trying to answer the question of "Does God exist as an omnipotent, omniscient, and supremely benevolent being?".

My DQ is: Am I wrong in thinking this of the arguments? Also, what would your argument be to answer the question being asked in the reading?

And for my FQ: What is the constant criticism of the existence of God arguments?


  1. DQ: One of the most interesting philosophies of Aristotle that I have read so far is that children can not be happy. He claimed that true happiness required a longer life. Do you agree or disagree with this philosophy? Why or why not? (LH)

    FQ: In Aristotle's view, how could Eudaimonia be achieved?


  2. DQ: While reading (LH) I was intrigued by Aristotle's notion that things you don't know, even events that happen after your death, can contribute to your Eudaimonia. Is this something that you agree with? Why or why not?

    FQ: How many human beings did Aristotle believe are equipped to achieve the life that he takes to be the best life?


  3. DQ: Elaborating on the text in (P) on page 21: Why do the worst things happen to those that follow their deity's the most?

    DQ: How do you view the concept of free will?

    FQ: What is the communitarian approach? How does it work?

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