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Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Group 1 Secrion 10

Today we discussed several topics dealing with memory. We discussed the question presented by a group member of how can some memories be so vivid even from so long ago and yet others fade as quickly as they came? We then discussed whether we can remember childhood memories and how far each of us could remember back to. We discussed if someone couldn't remember committing a crime could they be punished for that crime and we decided that many factors can be thought about during the decision making process for this particular situation such as, was alcohol involved? Many opinions were given and discussed and everyone made good points! I'm glad we're back to having discussion time and our discussion today was a great kick-off to it!


  1. Anonymous10:48 PM CDT

    Feancisco Pezzimenti
    What is the book that Voltaire wrote? Candide's
    Do you believe there is a logical explanation for all evil on Earth?
    Realted link:
    If anybody feel like reading Candide http://www.literature.org/authors/voltaire/candide/

  2. Thanks for posting Megan!

    FQ: Voltaire's book, Candide, directly opposed the ideas of which philosophical peer?
    A: Leibniz
    DQ: Why is Voltaire wrong/right in the last sentence in his book? ("we must cultivate our garden")

    Link: Listened to a pretty cool podcast with one of my favorite modern food philosophers, Anthony Bourdain. Check it out here: http://www.nerdist.com/pepisode/nerdist-podcast-anthony-bourdain/

  3. FQ: T/F Voltaire was a noncontroversial figure. (F)
    DQ: Is it possible to experience little/to no evil with all the countless variables involved in our world? If not now, eventually?
    Link (How coffee fueled Voltaire's Candide, Newton's theory of gravity, and Juan Valdez's modern woes): http://www.washingtonmonthly.com/features/2005/0506.koerner.html

  4. interesting article on memory: http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/mental-leaps-cued-by-memorys-ripples/?utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter

  5. FQ:
    Leibniz assumed that there must be ______ explanation for everything.(logical)

    Voltaire supposedly said "I hate what you say, but will defend to the death your right to say it." Do you agree with the notion to defend free speech or normal rights in general whether or not you truly believe in what a person says?

    http://www.leibniz-translations.com/index.html (this site has some cool translations from some of Leibniz's works)

  6. FQ: Hume's book, ____________________, included a chapter attacking the Design Argument.
    A. Enquiry Concerning Human Understanding

    DQ: Do you agree with Rousseau's quote, "Man was born free, and everywhere he is in chains"?

    Link: Another interesting Nerdist episode I listened to recently was with Bill Shatner which actually goes a bit into some of his own philosophy.

  7. Hume was Agnostic(t/f)
    Do we live in a Will of All Society?