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Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Section 9 Group 1 "42"

Today we took our second exam.  Before that, we picked our two discussion questions and then did a group study for the exam.  I hope it helped everyone in the group as much as it helped me.  I thought it was both humorous and enlightening.

There is now a place to post questions for next class.


  1. FQ:
    1. For Hegel, reality is constantly moving towards its goal of what?
    2. According to Schopenhauer, the blind driving force that is found in absolutely everything that exists is what?

    1. With such opposing views, do you think you have come across a philosopher that is just plain wrong? Or do you think they are all right in their own respects?
    2. Critics of Hegel argued that history is not gradually becoming aware of itself. If this is true, why do we say we learn history so it doesn't repeat itself? Are we not then making history aware of itself?

  2. Anonymous10:52 AM CST

    1) (T/F) Mill believed that it is better to be a dissatisfied Socrates than a satisfied fool
    2) (T/F) Mill argued that every adult should be free to live as long as they harm no one in the process.
    3) (T/F) Darwin was a biologist and philosopher

    1) Do you agree with Darwin's theory of evolution? If yes, do you still believe in God?

    Seta Lamallari

  3. FQ's
    1. According to Hegel, true freedom arises from ____________.
    2. The human situation is that we, like all reality, are part of this meaningless [energy] force according to _____________.
    1. What does "freedom" mean to you?
    2. Is it okay to be somewhat hypocritical? Do you think it's okay for people to change their opinions, even when it comes to core values, and previously hard held beliefs?