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Thursday, September 11, 2014

Sept. 11th Section 10, Group 1

I'm Katherine from Group 1 in Section 10.

Today, our group discussed a number of questions. The first question we tackled was 'How skeptical are you in your daily life?' The general consensus of the group was that we are all pretty skeptical people. There's almost a security or safety in being skeptical today. As human beings, we're aware that not every other human being is kind or thoughtful or honest.
The topic of skepticism came up in almost every one of our other questions. We're too skeptical to make ourselves believe in something. We're too skeptical about society in general.
A question we dwelled on for a bit longer was 'Do you fear dying?,' which in itself stemmed a whole other question 'If available, would you go to your doctor and receive your exact death date?' That question in itself lead about half of our discussion.
We ended with a discussion on whether or not we thought a world or society without religion would work. There were a lot of different conclusions and ideas in the group!

All in all, we had a really insightful, interesting (and at times funny) discussion today!


  1. FQ: What do Stoicism and Extreme Skepticism share as their MO?

    DQ: What is the difference between happiness and moral satisfaction?

    The story "The Ones Who Walk Away from Omelas" by Ursula Le Guin, bares a great resemblance to Nozick's Experience Machine thought experiment. It is a great read and you can find it here: http://www-rohan.sdsu.edu/faculty/dunnweb/rprnts.omelas.pdf

  2. Anonymous11:43 AM CDT

    Francisco Pezzimenti
    FQ: What is the consequentialism?
    DQ: Do you agree with the Kanthian ethics were intention overrun consequences or with the consequentialism where consequences outrun intention?
    Related Linik: http://www.funtrivia.com/playquiz/quiz89193a38640.html a trivia game for those interested in Kant

  3. FQ: (T/F) Stoics believe we should, wherever possible, remove emotions altogether.
    A: T
    DQ: How do you manage emotions?

    One way I manage my emotions (please watch!): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f1i_DZ7YQao

  4. FQ: Finish the quote from the reading in LH: "At the heart of Stoicism was the idea that we are responsible for what we ______ & _______"
    A: feel and think
    DQ: Do you agree with Kant when he says there are no emotions (such as compassion, sympathy, remorse, etc.) in morality or moral behaviors?

    A short video breaking down Kant's philosophical views: http://youtu.be/xwOCmJevigw

  5. FQ: What personal experiences influenced Epictetus view of stoicism

    DQ: Do you think a group of stoic individuals should change their view on Stocism if there was a possibility to change an event that individually they wouldn't have any control over?