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Wednesday, October 15, 2014

#13 Group 2

Today, we graded our midterm exams and took a short quiz on the readings. We didn't have time for discussion due to presentations, but everyone's done a great job presenting. We finished a presentation on pop culture from the last class (great job guys) and got halfway through another presentation on the characters of Spongebob (also wonderful so far).

-Savanna Hill


  1. FQ: Pascal would not like being called a philosopher; he would rather be thought of as a __________?

    DQ: Do you believe God would be upset and forbid souls from entering Heaven on the account of how they began believing in Him? Or would He forgive them if they changed their views after starting to believe in Him?

    Link: http://youtu.be/X94YffpUryo

    FQ: The idea of the "Chinese room" came from whom?

    DQ: I have often thought about the possibility of switching bodies with someone where we keep our minds and only trade the physical body. I generally imagine doing so like in Freaky Friday or other similar shows, but without the fortune cookie, and the ability to switch from miles away. Does anyone else have similar imagines, and what does that mean I am (besides simply a dualist)?

    Link: http://www.theguardian.com/science/brain-flapping/2014/apr/02/body-swapping-the-science-behind-the-switch (I find the idea of a digitalized mind intriguing).

  2. Anonymous9:59 AM CDT

    FQ: Someone who believes that even stones have very primitive minds is called what?

    DQ: Do you consider yourself a dualist or a physicalist? Why?

    Link: http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/beautiful-minds/2014/05/12/the-philosophy-of-creativity/

  3. Anonymous9:59 AM CDT

    ^^ Savanna Hill

  4. FQ: While Pascal was a Catholic, how did his view of humanity differ from that of Christians today?

    DQ: How does your view of humanity influence your philosophy? Is it even relatable at all?
    Link: http://youtu.be/wg1zg_uHOQw

  5. FQ: how old was Pascal when he died?
    DQ: do you agree with Pascal's Wager? why?
    LINK: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-DOp_SIqbc4

  6. FQ: What is the name of Pascal's best known book?

    DQ: Can there be a separation of mind and body?

    Link: http://www.simplypsychology.org/mindbodydebate.html

  7. FQ: Who believed that if humans were betting, it would be in their best interests to bet that god existed?

    DQ: Do you believe that you don't really lose anything if you are wrong about believing in god? What about truth?