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Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Section 13 Group 2 Discussion & 10/29 Quiz Questions

Today we discussed/quizzed Voltaire and Leibniz as we read in LH. In our group we discussed, the phrase "everything happened for a reason" and "karma". We all had deep thoughts on "the best of all possible worlds". We discussed shady acts of all people, and how that changes our views in general. How we judge people on first contact. We discussed the difference between acts of kindness and roles of equality by gender roles. We discussed certain aspects of religion, Christianity.

Quiz for 10/29
1) Candide's name suggests what? --Innocence and purity

2) Who did Leibniz agree with? --English poet, Alexander Pope

3) Someone who believes that there is visible evidence of God's existence and design to be found in nature is a what? --Deist

4) What is Voltaire best know for? --Candide

5) Why was Voltaire imprisoned? --Insulted a powerful aristocrat

6) Who stated "I hate what you say, but will defend to the death your right to say it."? --Voltaire


  1. Anonymous4:20 PM CDT

    Savanna Hill

    Here are SECTION 13 GROUP 2's 10 FQs FOR THE EXAM:

    1) T/F Pascal was a pessimist. // T

    2) What is the term used to describe the belief that God is everything? // pantheism

    3) For Locke, questions of personal identity were closely connected with _____. // moral responsibility

    4) Who is Francois-Marie Arouet? // Voltaire

    5) Berkeley is described as an idealist, as well as an _____. // immaterialist

    6) Which religious sect did Pascal later convert to? // Jansenism

    7) What is Pascal's best known book? // Pensees

    8) Who questioned whether or not he was dreaming? // Descartes

    9) Who showed weaknesses in Locke's way of thinking? // Thomas Reid

    10) What is Hobbes's most important book? // Leviathan

    I'll post my individual FQ, DQ and link once I've done the reading.

  2. Anonymous10:21 AM CST

    Savanna Hill

    FQ: In the beginning of his book The Social Contract, Rousseau declared 'Man was born _____, and everywhere he is in _____.'

    DQ: How do you view your own conscience?

    Link: http://www.humanistperspectives.org/issue151/whatis_conscience.html

    I had a hard time coming up with a good DQ for this week's readings...

  3. T/F Hume was influenced by Locke.
    Does conforming make you more of a free thinker?

  4. FQ: T/F : Rousseau thought civilization is corrupting human beings.
    DQ: Do you agree with Rousseau that humans are naturally good?
    LINK: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1fmNPeBF-EY

  5. FQ: Whatever is best for the whole community as opposed to one's self is what?

    DQ: Do you believe Rousseau is correct in saying you will be freer when forced to conform?