Up@dawn 2.0

Thursday, October 16, 2014

10-2 Kant Touch This

Today we took our quiz as normal. We also graded our tests. Only one group got to present (my group of Hayley, Aubrey, Val and I). We discussed Karl Marx's biography, philosophies, influence, and some fun facts (boils and all). We also discussed the concept of modern and personal utopias.


  1. Anonymous3:02 PM CDT

    Francisco Pezzimenti
    What is psychology? Answer: the scientific study of human behavior and thought
    Are you more of a dualist or a physicalist?
    Related link
    they probably read the ghost in the machine theory and didn't understand the concept so good when they did this movie.

  2. Brittney Tate
    FQ's & DQ's:

    1. Did Pascal believe in God?
    - Yes
    2. (T/F) Pascal was not a pessimist.
    - False
    3. In ________, Pascal created a clever argument to persuade people who were unsure as to whether or not God exists.
    - Pensees
    1. Do you believe in predestination?
    2. Would you consider yourself a rational gambler? Why or why not?

    Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wN_gGX96im8

  3. FQ: what do you call one who believes mind and body are distinct substances which interact with each other but remain separate?
    - a dualist

    DQ: Do you think God exists?


  4. FQ: For Pascal, the _____ , not the _____,was the organ that leads us to God.
    A: heart, brain

    Who is the most famous mind/body dualist?
    A: Descartes

    Do you believe that the body and mind can interact together?

  5. Caitlin Bates
    1) T/F: Pascal believed in God's existence
    2) Pascalian reasoning is epistemically irresponsible and hence ___
    If scientist have proof that God exists, why is there still questionable doubt?

  6. Aubrey Kremer
    1)FQ True or false, Pascal was a dualist?
    2)DQ Do you believe science is fact?
    3)LINK http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ipYr4tfSajU

  7. Anonymous11:42 AM CDT

    I thought the Marx group did well. I realize that it is hard to cover everything about the man in only the 20 min provided. The research was obviously done prior to presenting, and the tone, cadence and organization of the presentation was good, as well.

    While Marx had a compelling vision of society, his principal failures were in how it can be implemented and sustained. In short, anything that requires 100% participation will either require that 100% participation (I wouldn't even want to calculate how rare this would be in a large enough society) or an iron fist to enforce, thus violating the concept we recognize as minority rights.

    Historical examples also show that Marx's followers couldn't even stay pure to the implementation of Marxism. The Soviet Union, People's Republic of China, et al have strayed from the pure vision, and when something requires 100% and gets less than that....well, you can do the sociological math. We tired it, and I think that history has rejected it as a usable practice.

    I will say this about Marx. He was one of the few people who's philosophical views changed the world. I can't agree it was for the better, but only an infinitesimally few people get to have their theories and philosophies tested on such large scales as Marx. That deserves recognition in itself, and makes his ideas and their implementation worth study.