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Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Section IX Group I (42)

Today we discussed lies. We asked ourselves what makes someone a liar. One person asked if it was the amount of lies we tell. Another suggested that the severity of a lie could mark someone as a liar. For example, telling your wife she looks great would be an "ok" lie because it makes her feel good, while telling a person you will watch their stuff when you really won't is a "bad" lie because the stuff may get stolen. Finally, we discussed what happens to our souls when we die. The only theory mentioned was that we may become flying-wolf-eagles.


  1. FQ:
    1) Augustine, in his younger days was a ___________ (religion)
    2)T or F Augustine believed that free will can explain the presence of evil
    3) T or F according to Aristotle everyone wants to flourish

    1) What keeps you from being evil and immoral?
    2) Moral judgments are relative to the society...Do you agree/disagree? Why?

    Interesting link related with Augustine from Yale courses

  2. Anonymous10:09 AM CDT

    Chuck Moore here:

    FQ's: True or False: Aristotle believed that experiencing appropriate emotions is an essential part of leading a good life.
    What defense did Augustine use against the Problem of Evil?

    DQ's: Since everyone seems to have different views about what is or is not moral, can morality really be given a concrete definition?
    Do you think that it is better to have free will, and as a consequence to have evil as well, or to have no free will and no evil?

    If you want to know more about Saint Augustine's life, there is plenty of info here: http://www.newadvent.org/cathen/02084a.htm

  3. FQ:
    1. Who believed that God was not all powerful and that there is a constant battle between good and evil?
    2. What is the human ability to choose what we will do next?

    1. Do you agree with the emotivist theory that all ethical statements and moral judgements are meaningless and only express emotion? Or do you think there is more to making valid judgements?
    2. How do you think moral judgements play an impact in society?

    Calvin and Hobbes on the origin of evil in the world.

  4. FQ's
    1. Augustine's solution to the problem of evil was based on humans having what?
    2.The statement: "Moral judgement can only be judged true or false relative to the societies in which they are made" describes what concept?

    1. Do you think god creates more problems than it solves
    2.Is mercy killing ethical?