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Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Group 13 Section 2 Song Presentation

We are presenting on the philosophical meanings of different songs.
-Derek Beistad
     Did the song "Aerials" by System of a Down and compiled everyone's information into one powerpoint.and presented
-Camden Smith
     Did the song "Ballad of Big Nothing" by Elliott Smith and presented.
- Samantha Laubacher
     Did the song "Money" by Pink Floyd and Presented.
- Christina Markee
     Did the song "You Can't Always Get What You Want" by The Rolling Stones and presented.


  1. Way to go group 2! Two great ideas, and two intriguing presentations! Cannot wait till Monday to see what's next!

    To the This I Believe group: What do you think the world would be like without your belief?

    Song Philosophy group: Do you think there is more philosophy in a shorter song or a longer one? One by Elliot Smith, who has a philosophy degree, or one of the others, who do not (as far as I know)?

    10 FQ's: 1) A conversation ending in someone realizing they knew very little was a failure according to Socrates? (2) According to Aristotle, how can eudaimonia be achieved? (3) What is "theism"? (4) The key to life, according to Epicurus, is what? (5) People that believe we are in control of what we feel and think are _________? (6) Naturalism, moral realism, and emotivism are all three theories of what? (7) The lady in Boethius' cell revealed herself as who? (8) People who argue for some form of equality are called what? (9) Which animals did Machiavelli say we should learn from and imitate? (10) Hobbes believed the muscles and organs of the body are equivalent to what 17th century mechanism?

    Answers: 1) False (2) A living in society (3) Belief in God (4) Pleasure/happiness (5) Stoics (6) Meta-ethics (7) Philosophy (8) Egalitarians (9) A fox and a lion (10) A clock

    FQ: What is the most satisfactory theory of perception to date?

    DQ: After answering the "FQ": assume any of the other theories are correct. Does that mean we have to follow based on faith as opposed to perception? And by going on faith instead of perception, does that prove, disprove, or not prove at all the existence of God?

    Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TyaNPgJ8j1M
    This goes to show why we do NOT always trust our senses.

  2. FQ: Who used the notion of primary and secondary qualities?

    DQ: Do you believe that we take for granted our senses? Do we use them in useful and productive ways? How do you use your senses?

    Link: http://youtu.be/yIGrAg6vuMA

  3. Anonymous11:36 AM CDT

    Savanna Hill

    FQ: The view that all exists in the mind and that everything else is a creation of our own invention is called what?

    DQ: Do you agree with Montaigne that peasants who have no book learning have more wisdom than the great philosophers because they have experienced more and studied less?

    Link: I feel like this guy is talking to me like I'm a 5 year old, but the tongue thing is kinda cool: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L45Q1_psDqk

  4. FQ: T/F: The method of Cartesian Doubt is to not accept anything as true if there us a possibility that it isn't.
    DQ: Do you follow The Method of Cartesian Doubt? why or why not?
    Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BHihkRwisbE