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Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Section 10, group 2 Kant Touch This

Today after taking the quiz, we continued with midterm reports. The first to go was a guy who did his repot on moral philosophy, which was very interesting. The second was two guys who did theirs on Machiavelli, with a focus on his writings and philosophy in his work The Prince. Those were the only two reports that were done today.


  1. Factual questions:
    1) the belief that God is everything is called what?
    2) Spinoza believed that philosophy should have the same logic as what?
    3) Who is the art critic that is often associated with the significant form theory of art?

    Discussion questions:
    1) Do you believe every action we perform has been predetermined?
    2) Do you have your own personal definition of what art is? Or do you believe it cannot be defined?

    27 Responses to the question "What is art?"

  2. Anonymous10:25 PM CDT

    Francisco Pezzimenti
    How did Spinosa died? Chest infection
    What is your definition of art?
    Related link

  3. FQ: What do you call those who argue that we must pay attention only to intentions embodied in the work of art itself and everything else is not directly relevant?
    ~ anti-intentionalism

    DQ: do you think passions are passive?

    Link: http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=spinoza
    (Interesting street definitions help me learn)

  4. FQ:
    What does QED stand for and what does it mean?
    A: quod erat demonstrandum, 'which was to be proved'

    DQ: Do you believe that all genuine works of art produce an aesthetic emotion in the spectator, listener, or reader?


  5. Caitlin Bates
    1) Spinoza said, "We must, indeed, all expel anthropomorphic representation of the ___."
    2) The essence of human nature in Spinoza’s Philosophy are...
    -desire and passion
    Do you think you have to have passion for something in order to fully believe in it?


  6. Brittney Tate 10/23/14
    FQ's & DQ's:

    1. The belief that God is everything is called what?
    - Pantheism
    2. (T/F) Spinoza was not born in Amsterdam.
    - False
    3. Many philosophers believe that if a theory is logically impossible to refute because every possible observation would confirm it. then it is a _______ ______.
    - Meaningless Theory

    1. Do you think that art can be defined?

    Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rmz2Ds8Kghs

  7. Aubrey Kremer
    Theism is the belief in God (t/f)
    True theo means God
    What is passion to you?

  8. FQ: Wgo said that anything that stops being observed ceases to exist? -Berkeley
    DQ: do you ever ponder how others around you view the world? How do you see it? How do you think they see it?
    Link: http://www.iep.utm.edu/berkeley/