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Monday, September 8, 2014

Section 13 Group 3

Today in class we took a quiz on our past readings mostly Aristotle, then half of our group went outside for discussion and the other half stayed inside and discussed: Belief in a higher power, and moral evil vs metaphysical evil, and our beliefs in an afterlife.


  1. FQs: Who is the person who argued against miricales in his Enquiry Concerning Human Understanding?
    Who said " To speak of God is to speak about moral and spiritual goals we ought to be aiming at, and about what we ought to be becoming."
    DQs: What is religion was created to control the masses?
    If there is a heaven does that necessarily mean there has to be a hell?
    Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P0A_iF1B3k0

  2. God Part 2
    1. What is a transgression of a law of nature presumed to have been caused by god?
    2. Who was the philosopher and mathematician that "The Gamblers Agrument" is derived from?
    1. Do you believe that a person following the idea of 'The Gamblers Argument' can be truly dedicated to their religion? Why or why not?
    2. In your opinion does our mortality make us value the present or dread or death? Or both?
    LH Pyrrho and Epicurus
    1. T/F Pyrrho did not trust his senses.
    2. How many books did Epicurus write in his lifetime?
    1. Would living your life in an uncommitted way make you lead a happier life? Why or Why not?
    2. Do you agree that "death won't be something that happens to you"?
    Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4JwrAiv_IbM

  3. FQ: Epicurus thought fear of death was a waste of time. T/F

    DQ: The Gambler's Argument states that a good gambler would believe in God so that the winnings are more than what you lose. However, if you believe in one God, how can you be certain that it's the right one? Many religions say that if you believe in any other deity, then you will not be granted whatever the benefits are of afterlife in that religion. So by that logic, wouldn't a good gambler then choose NOT to believe in God?