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Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Section 9 group 2 Philosobeast

Yesterday in class  we were asked a series of discussion questions and our group, the philosobeast, had some thoughts on each question. The first question asked was, 'is it possible to know the truth without challenging it first?' We discussed this question and amongst our confusion we thought that we all have differing thought processes and we think that our thought process IS the challenge. Our next question was what was our ideal thinking path and we all had our own path, some said the beach, some said the woods, others said somewhere with solitude. We were then asked if walking is helpful for the mind to process thoughts and ideas. The philosobeast said walking helps us be a better thinker, that sitting down confines our thoughts rather than walking around and taking in the scenery that may remind us of something and one thought leads to another. We had a very productive talk in group discussions yesterday!


  1. Alex Tate sec. 9 group 2
    1. If philosophy had a patron saint who would it be?
    2. The word philosopher comes from what Greek words?
    1. Do you believe Plato's totalitarian form of government was right?

  2. Anonymous10:45 PM CDT

    (Colin Copeland, 9)

    What crime was Socrates convicted for?

    How do you believe humans could begin to empathize with one another in a better way?

  3. Tala Melhem

    1. What was the name of Plato's famous work in which he described a "perfect" society?

    2. How was Socrates executed?


    1. Plato stated in his work that art should be banned because it "gave false representations of reality", do you agree with this?

    2. Socrates would chose death over living a life in which he could not question things, what do you think of his decision?


  4. Anonymous10:34 AM CDT

    Alex Finke sec. 9 group 2


    1. What where the three groups of people that Plato thought would create a "perfect society"?

    2. What type of political state did Plato create in his work "The Republic"?


    1. What other societies have we seen in the history of human kind that have every aspect of life strictly controlled from the higher power?

  5. Katherine Witcher (Section 9 Group 2)


    1. What was Plato's most famous work?

    2. Who was Plato's most famous student?


    1. Socrates states, "Life is only worth living if you think about what you are doing." What does he mean by this? Do you agree with this philosophy? Why or why not?

  6. Anonymous11:20 AM CDT

    Pola Kopieniak (Sec. 9 Group 2)

    1. Who were the clever teachers of speech-making?

    1. Do you believe that Socrates didn't write down what he said because he didn't want people to remember his "tricky" conversations?

    Plato's dialogue: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9SNCDbrUzVA


  7. Anonymous11:21 AM CDT

    Jessie Barber (Section 9 Group 2)
    Hi, hopefully i'm posting this in the right place! Still very confused on how all this works!! But Tuesday in class my group discussed many of the Discussion Questions that were on the board about "This I believe" we all had a pretty conscience opinion on each topic. Today I did the readings on Socrates and Plato, while also doing my own research and became fairly interested in some of the topics Plato studied. What interested me the most was his views about romance. (so cheesy I know) Another really interesting topic was his views on immortality. I've provided a link below that is a part of his Immortality theory.

    FQ: What was Plato's views on romance, love, and finding your true "soulmate"?

    DQ: Do we really understand love in its raw form? Do we really believe our "other half" is out there wait for us somewhere?