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Sunday, November 16, 2014

Section 9 Group 1

Daily quiz for 11/13/2014
1)      __________ was the roman goddess for ____________ (Minerva, wisdom)
2) (T/F)  Hegel often used complicated terminology T
3) (T/F) Mill argued that every adult should be free to live as long as they harm no one in the process  T
4) (T/F) Darwin was a biologist and philosopher    F

After we took the daily quiz, we decided  to discuss as a class about one of the DQ's. We had an interesting conversation about Darwin's theory of evolution and rationalizing belief in God.


  1. FQ:
    1. (T/F) Kierkegaard believed that it was a simple decision to believe in God.
    2. A world based on sharing the benefits of co-operation is what political ideology?
    3. (T/F) Marx believed that religion was the opium of the people.
    4. According to Carlisle, what was the purpose of Kierkegaard writing in pseudonyms?

    1. As we have studied philosophers over this semester, a common theme is the understanding and explanation of life. According to Carlisle, a theme that can be taken from Kierkegaard's book Fear and Trembling is that human existence cannot be adequately grasped or expressed in terms of rational thought. Do you agree? If this is true, why do so many other philosophers try to do the exact opposite?
    2. Marx believed that after the revolution humans would achieve their humanity. Do you think humans can achieve their true human nature in the constraints of society?

  2. FQ's
    1. Marx was a(n) ________ : human beings should be treated equally.
    2. Marx described a power struggle between the __________ and the ___________ at opposite ends of the social strata.
    1. Are people naturally greedy? What is a solid argument in opposition to a more egalitarian society? Is capitalism the best for encouraging economic growth and competition, or are the costs too great?
    2. When people say they have "faith," what do they actually mean?