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Monday, November 3, 2014

Section 10, Group 3

Assuming the responsibility of creating a post for others to put their FQ/DQ/Links/Discussion since we had class canceled last Thursday so our Professor could attend a lecture by Peter Lawler on bioethics. 

If anybody else from Section 10 needs a place to drop their homework, feel free to do so here. 


  1. Anonymous8:57 AM CST

    Francisco Pezzimenti
    What is the Will of all? answer: what every individual wants
    Do you agree with Rousseau idea of ''force somebody to be free''
    Related post

  2. Anonymous9:47 AM CST

    Dustin Chitwood
    How did Hume believe that we gain knowledge? - From observation and experience
    Do you believe from what you read about Hume that there is any place for God in Hume's account for the world?
    Here is a relevant link on Smith and his beliefs.

  3. Anonymous10:53 AM CST

    Teddy Freeman
    What religious orientation was Hume presumed to be?
    What do you think modern society is, a Will of All or a General Will?

    Link: http://www.philosophypages.com/ph/rous.htm

    1. Anonymous10:57 AM CST

      Teddy Freeman
      Answer to FQ, agnostic. Many believe he was atheist, although he classified by most as agnostic.

  4. FQ:
    Rousseau declared "Main was born free, but everywhere he is in _____" at the beginning of The Social Contract

    Do you think you can still be free (like you are outside of society) while still obeying the laws of the state?

    (because I've always enjoyed learning about Rousseau. Possibly my favorite enlightened philosophe of his era ((and, yeah, a philosophe is a actually a thing)) )

  5. Anonymous12:07 PM CST

    Aubrey Kremer
    Leibniz was a man of logic (t/f)
    "Man was born free, and everywhere he is in chains" What does this mean to you?

  6. Anonymous12:29 PM CST

    FQ: Whatever is best for the whole community,
    the whole state is called _______________.

    DQ: Did you vote in the election? Why or why not?

    Link: From Déclaration des droits de l'Homme et du citoyen (Declaration of the Rights of Man and of the Citizen) from the French Revolution.

    The law is the expression of the general will. All citizens have the right to contribute personally, or through their representatives, to its formation. It must be the same for all, whether it protects or punishes. All citizens, being equal in its eyes, are equally admissible to all public dignities, positions, and employments, according to their capacities, and without any other distinction than that of their virtues and their talents.

    While the principle of the General will is a worthy one, I think that you need to guard against what is called "tyranny of the majority" when applying it exactly. Our system of Constitutional checks and balances seems to do well enough, but it does have it's limitations and is of course only as effective as its enforcement.

    As a lifelong holder of the minority opinion, I'm thankful that we only have a limited implementation of the General will in our political system. Lest my frequent $0.02 be worthy of condemnation from the pitchfork mob.


  7. http://plato.stanford.edu/entries/rousseau/

    FQ: Rousseau ' s General Will does whatever is best for the individual. True or false
    DQ: Do you agree on the General Will. Why or why not?