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Sunday, September 14, 2014

Section 13 group 2

In class we talked about numerous things. We talked about how if you choose to not believe in anything, than that in itself is a belief. It's a redundancy. We also talked about how we are born with certain instincts that prevent us from the idea of letting go of all worries. If there's a dog about to bite you, regardless of your philosophy, you will flinch and step back. We also talked about how the idea of surrounding yourself with friends is the way to be happy, is now out the window. Thanks to social media, we find it much more difficult to be truly friends with someone beyond liking their posts or sharing pictures of your cats. The topic then moved on to how not having a Facebook isn't the end of the world, and even without it, we found that your social life is much more meaningful and personal.


  1. FQ: Who thought morality was a system of Categorical Imperatives?

    DQ: Which view of utilitarianism do you agree with the most? There is ordinary/act, negative, and rule for anyone who cannot remember.

    Link: http://felicifia.org/viewtopic.php?t=447

  2. FQ: Who believed that the most fruitful way of life is studying Philosophy?

    DQ: It is interesting to me that stoics believe that emotions don't just happen to us, but rather, can be controlled. Do you agree with this notion? Why or why not?


  3. I hate to keep scolding, but: these AUTHOR posts really need to go up on CLASS DAY. Guess I have to bar the door.

  4. FQ: What is the definition of being philosophical?

    DQ: If your life were to end now, would it have been a great life? Would there have been moments you'd wish to change? Would you have been proud of the life you've lived?

    Link: http://youtu.be/mBFyazTb_gc

  5. FQ: True or False: The core of Stoicism is that we are responsible for what we feel and think.
    DQ: Do you believe in "duty-based" theories, that some actions are completely right or wrong regardless of the outcome?
    LINK: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MHpgWLGUv9o

  6. DQ: Do you think emotions cloud reasoning or do they aid you in the reasoning process?

    FQ: Cicero was a philosopher as well as __________ and _________.

    Link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DOnEmUOSZzU