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Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Section 13 Group 3

Today in class, we took a quiz on the previous reading assignments. At the beginning of class, we had a guest come in to speak about the Peace Corps. She was very enthusiastic about her experience! At the end of class, we discussed happiness and Spinoza.


  1. FQs:
    1. After what revolution was Berkeley working?
    2. T/F Locke believe you could be the same person if you had the same memories even if you had a different body.
    1. Do believe the brain's function is to revel the world to us, as Campbell believes, or to generate a lot of random junk?
    2. Do you believe the world we live in is real, similar to Locke, or only in our minds, similar to Berkeley? Or is it perhaps a combination?

  2. John locke, Thomas Reid & Berkeley LH
    1.Why did Locke flee to the Netherlands after the English Civil War?
    2. T/F John Locke believed we are blank slates as babies and learn everything from our experiences in life
    3. T/F George Berkeley believed that when something is unobserved, it ceases to exist
    4. Berkeley can be described as an idealist and a _____.
    1. Do you agree with Locke that we are the same "man" but not the same person throughout our lives? why or why not?
    2. Do you think the explanation of how objects can continue to be when not observed, on page 91 of LH, is logical or believable?
    Campbell PB FQ
    1. ____ and the conscious experience explain the same world but at different levels .
    1. Do you agree that sensations are the same even while hallucinating? Can this be possible?
    Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aRd97VU1LLg

  3. FQ: Who showed a weakness in John Locke's way of thinking in the matter of identity?
    DQ: By Berkeley's logic, if a person dies alone in a room and no one is there to observe him, does he cease to exist in that very moment?

  4. Jim Bratton9:01 AM CDT

    FQs and DQs for October 27

    "Locke, Reid, Berkeley"
    1. Why did Locke flee to the Netherlands?
    2.(T/F) Locke used the word 'man' to mean 'human animal'
    1. Do you agree with Berkeley that everything you experience and think about only exists in your mind? Why or why not?

    1. Who was Berkeley working after while he was solving his puzzle?
    2. Berkeley's time described the world as consisting of lots of ________.

  5. Locke, Reid, Berkeley

    T/F John Locke's View on freedom inspired the United States Constitution

    T/F George Berkeley later became the bishop of Cloyne

    Do you believe that anything that stops being observed ceases to exist? why or why not?

  6. "Locke, Reid, Berkeley"

    1) Name the philosopher that came up with an example showing a weakness in Locke's way of thinking.
    2)Why was Berkeley described as an idealist and immaterialist?
    1)Do you believe that sensations of color come from the interaction between the microscopic textures of objects and our visual system?
    2) Do you think the mind of a newborn is like a blank state? Do we know anything when were born?

  7. Jim Bratton9:08 AM CDT

    FQs and DQs for October 29

    "Voltaire and Leibniz"
    1. How many people were killed in the Lisbon Earthquake?
    2. What was Voltaire's real name?
    1. Do you believe that there is a 'pre-existing harmony'?