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Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Section 13 group 3 10/21

Hey guys! I was sick last class and I am not sure who you chose to be the author or even if that topic was discussed. Therefore I am taking it upon myself to be the author so everyone can post their FQs and DQs without waiting till last minute.
- Melissa


  1. Spinoza
    1. what is pantheism?
    2. What religion did Spinoza follow before he was excommunicated?
    1. Do you prefer to think in a space alone or find discoveries by conversing with other people on the topic?
    S. James
    1. T/F Spinoza died of a lung illness caused by breathing in glass dust
    1. In your opinion, can god exist without being in the form of a person but rather nature?
    1. What art critic is linked with the Significant Form Theory?
    2. What theory was developed by R. G. Callingwood that stated the actual work of art is non physical, but an idea or emotion in the artists mind?
    1. What do you want you audience to get out of your form of art? An idea, thought, emotion or something else?

    Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wGC2swK-cHw

  2. Jim Bratton8:58 AM CDT

    FQs and DQs for October 22

    1. What were many people in Amsterdam fleeing during the time of Spinoza?
    2. What does 'QED' stand for?
    1. Do you believe that every human action is the result of earlier causes?

    1. The idealist theory distinguishes art from what?
    2. What are two types of forgery?

    "S. James"
    1. What was the cause of Spinoza's death?
    2. What was the name of Spinoza's book?
    1. What are your thoughts on Spinoza's 'passions'?

  3. Anonymous9:47 AM CDT

    Savanna Hill - I'm from Group 2, but I don't see our author's post anywhere so I'm gonna put my FQ and DQ here.

    FQ: T/F According to the idealist theory of art, genuine art has no purpose.

    DQ: Do you think it's even possible for any artist to be truly creative or original, since we are influenced by those who came before us?

    Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oww7oB9rjgw

  4. FQs:
    1. T/F Spinoza philosophized geometrically.
    2. T/F Sponoza's God/Nature was very loving.
    1. How would you define art?
    2. Why does the definition of art have to include good and bad art?

  5. FQ: Where was Spinoza from?
    DQ: Is there something to think about in Spinoza's theory that God is the Earth or is it just a load of crap?

  6. I couldn't find a post for group 1, so I will post here.

    FQ: What was unusual about Spinoza's belief about god?

    DQ:Do you believe that free will is an illusion? How can you justify this belief?


  7. I am also in Group 2 and could find no author post.

    FQ: T/F Spinoza's book, Ethics, was published after his death.

    DQ: Can art ever be fully defined or is it like faith? Do we have to put all of our trust, belief, and emotions into it with no definition of what we are seeing, hearing, or feeling?

    Link on Spinoza:

  8. Spinoza

    FQ: Spinoza believed that god is the ____

    DQ: do you think that every human action is the result of earlier causes?


    FQ: T/F There is an immense variety among works of art

    DQ: do you think that art can be defined? why or why not?

  9. "Art"
    1)Name one criticism of the authentic performance movement.
    2)T/F Ludwig Wittgenstein was a philosopher who used the idea of family resemblance as one of his notions.
    1)Can art truly be defined? Can each piece of art have its own definition?
    2)Is music evolving to become a more abstract art?
    Link on Arthur Danto (What Art Means):

  10. FQ: Which other philosophers were inspired by geometric proofs much like Benedict de Spinoza?
    DQ: How does one prove God is separate from everything :nature"?

    biography on Spinoza and Pantheistic Monism

  11. I'm in Group 2 as well

    DQ: If Spinoza were alive today, how would he answer the question, "Which is more powerful, love or hate?

    FQ: T/F? Pantheism says simply that the universe is worthy of the deepest reverence.

    Link: http://opinionator.blogs.nytimes.com/2014/05/25/judging-spinoza/?_php=true&_type=blogs&_r=0