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Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Section 14 Group 1

I do not believe our group posted at all for the class on 9/23!!! Anyways, we did discuss the philosophies of Kant, Darwin, Bentham, and Descartes and their view of moral actions towards animals. This included the ideas of speciesism, animals' ability to feel pain, and animals' rights. This further went into a discussion about whether animals could think, if they have duties, and if they even have rights, or if any of this matters. Our group, though, was split by peripatetic discussions, and we were in need of discussing our mid-term groups/projects in class.
*Sorry this is a late post, but I realized that our group failed to post, and I felt the obligation to post for us! I guess it is better late than never, although we should have posted something in the beginning.


  1. My group is being lame so I'm just going to post my comments here....

    What was the idea Anselm concluded about God?
    Equality is often presented as what?

    What is your definition of God?

  2. Also, the test questions for Tuesday were as follows:
    What is the name of the book that Boethius wrote in prison?
    Constalation of Philosophy
    Who did the woman in Boethius’ book turn out to be?
    The Woman told Boethius __________ always changes.
    What is vivisection?
    Dissection of animals that are still alive
    T/F According to the implausible theory, if an animal has a mind, then it can feel pain.
    True, but according to Decort, it would be false
    What is a paradox?
    Two things that seemingly contradict themselves. An example discussed in class was free will and the view that we are all some part of a divine plan. Basically, how can we control our lives if we are the ones being controlled?

  3. FQ: Do all people that follow Aquinas' view have to be of the Christian faith?
    DQ: Is it implausible to believe that God has always existed, and nothing caused the existence of God?

  4. Cody Marsh12:19 PM CDT

    FQ: Who did Aquinas declare was the uncaused cause?
    DQ: Do you agree with Anselm that God must exist, simply because we have the idea of a God or Gods?

  5. FQ:Describe "equal distribution."

    DQ: Does God exist just because we all have our idea of what he is?

    http://www.theatlantic.com/business/archive/2012/08/americans-want-to-live-in-a-much-more-equal-country-they-just-dont-realize-it/260639/ an interesting article on wealth distribution.

  6. Blake Rowlett3:43 PM CDT

    FQ: Who created the philosophy that since we can imagine god he exists?
    DQ: Was the perfect island a good counter-argument to Aselms theory?

  7. FQ: Who outlined the 5 arguments for God's existence?
    DQ: Does the perfect island disprove Anslem's argument?

    Jonathan Craig
    Section 14 Group 1