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Thursday, September 4, 2014

Summary Group 1 (14)

Our group discussed if "A belief is worth dying for?" We debated the ideas of dying to be a martyr for sentimental reasons, or if it is more effective to renounce beliefs so that they may be taught in other places. Our discussion in class also moved to the ideas and motives of the "martyr" Socrates and of his renowned pupil Plato. We talked of erotic love and the theories of erotic love according to Aristophanes, "Socrates," and Alcibiades.


  1. Dying for one's beliefs sends a strong message. But what kind of beliefs would be worth dying for now?
    Can anyone name a belief that they would be willing to die for?
    Ciera Patrick Section 14, Group 1

  2. FQ-
    T/F- Aristotle thought that learning to live a good life is something that can be taught.

    Do you agree with Aristotle's belief that things you don't know about- even events after death- contribute to your eudaimonia?


    I could not find my group's post. I am section 14, group 2.

  3. "renounced" beliefs in a particular region could stimulate interests in another region by the exclusiveness of the belief. Interested parties in a region or culture would be attracted to the idea of being apart of a belief that was prohibited in another place, but is this more effective than someone dying or killing themselves for a belief and then the news of that spreading? Well, one is more exclusive I guess.

  4. FQ- Name one theory about the existence of God.
    DQ- Why might God allow evil to be present in His world?

  5. FQ- Does the Free Will Defence view of a higher power or god, take into consideration the idea that we have all been dealt an equal moral understanding of life?

    DQ- Does modern society use monotheism or conflicting religions of a monotheism origin, to accomplish agendas or gain support from a population of society that holds such beliefs in high regard?

  6. Cody Marsh12:28 PM CDT

    FQ: Aristotle used the word eudaimonia to describe happiness. What did he believe we could do to increase our chance of eudaimonia?

    DQ: Do you believe in fate, or are our lives the result of the moment-to-moment decisions we make?

  7. Blake Rowlett1:51 PM CDT

    FQ: What school does Aristotle establish?
    DQ: Why do you think there are some people in today's world that believe everything that is told to them because of one's authority?

    This link is just proof that people will believe anything of one appears to have some sort of authority