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Thursday, November 6, 2014

Section 9 Group 1

There is no author post up, so here's this. FQ: 1. What is Immanuel Kant's most famous book? 2. What was Jeremy Bentham's method fpr calculating happiness? DQ: 1. Do you think happiness can be measured? If so, how do you measure it? Maybe you have come to the conclusion that happiness is nothing more than chemicals being released in the brain? 2. Do you believe morality is black and white, or do you believe it is subjective? Do you perhaps believe that the idea of morality is just something humans have created because they pointlessly insist on finding some deeper meaning in everything?


  1. I apologize for the format, it is difficult to publish a new post from a mobile device.

  2. FQ's:
    1. _________ Knowledge required experience and lends itself to new information. ________ Knowledge is based on established definitions.

    2. Kant or Bentham?: Lying isn't always wrong. There might be a time where telling a lie is the right thing to do.

    1. Do you believe that all people, regardless of their stature in society, have intrinsic value?
    2. Is it frustrating that some of the philosophers we've studied can simultaneously hold views that are both progressive and enlightening, and views that seem archaic and glaringly absurd and easily refutable?

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  3. FQ:
    1. (T/F) Morality for Kant wasn't just about what you do, but about why you do it?
    2. (T/F) Bentham believed that the rightness or wrongness of what we do comes down to the likely results

  4. FQ:
    1. What is the philosophy of trying to understand our relation to reality?
    2. According to Bentham, what is happiness?

    1. Do you think you have ever experienced a ten on the Felicific Calculus scale? If so, what was it?
    2. In Kant's most famous book, his main question he wanted to answer was "how is synthetic a priori knowledge possible". Do you think it is possible? Do you think it is contradicting and therefore not possible?