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Thursday, November 20, 2014

Section 9 Group 2


1. Which philosopher utilized "free association"?

2. Whose ideas influenced the Nazis with their master race plan? 


1. Nietzsche thought that the absence of God takes away our moral guidelines. Do you think that it is necessary to believe in God to have a moral code? Why or why not?

2.  James believed in God because he thought it was a useful belief to have. Do you think believing in a higher power adds to the quality of your life?

1 comment:

  1. Careful with these Nietzsche questions, they imply that he was either a nihilist or a Nazi or both. That's misleading, at least.

    And James was agnostic. He respected those who believe, and tried to understand why they did; but he himself was non-committal. In general, take Nigel's account of James's pragmatism with a big grain of salt.