Up@dawn 2.0

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Author posts Sec.8

Group 1 -  We discussed a variety of topics including morals; differences of morals do not make you a good or bad person, merely different. We have a disconnect from the outdoors and seem to have a stronger connection to MMORPG's and the internet but the experiences that we do have outside and with other people are much deeper and bring us very great joy.

Group 2 - Today we talked a little about our beliefs and how walking can either influence or hinder your training of thought. Some of us also believe that walking can thinking helps deep thinkers based off visuals of higher powered individuals pacing back and forth and etc.

Group 3 -


  1. Group 2- We went over a variety of the topics mentioned in the DQ's, but what stood out to me the most was when we discussed how not only walking, but sometimes running, can be therapy for the mind and nurturing to our thoughts. I think that as humans, as long as we are taking part in some sort of memorized routine in which takes little, to no thought (like driving, walking, running, taking a shower, etc), we can much more easily produce thoughts and beliefs that are assembled with great depth.

  2. Group 3- We discussed a DQ mentioned in class that was very thought provoking which lead to a very controversial discussion. The question was, Why do people feel a sense of rejection or dismay when you don't follow or question their belief system? The overall consensus was that a person can feel threatened or almost closed off to the thought of someone challenging their point of view or beliefs. For example, an individual who is raised Mormon and was taught that is the way and the only truth to live your life and suddenly 15-20 years down the road a person questions their faith or quite frankly might say they are flat out wrong. How does that make them feel? Their whole knowledge of the world and life had been structured around this religion and now is put into question. We found that their weren't many positive aspects or outcomes to this question, due to the nature of religion and how sensitive of a topic it can be.

  3. Group 2
    FQ: Who believed in the Theory of Forms?
    DQ: Plato was said to have described a cave in which people were chained to the wall forcing them to have only one perspective(the shadows), while one broke free, giving him the ability to see the true world around him(like a philosopher). Do you think that, just as in his cave description, people are as naive as Plato believed?

  4. Group 2- We started on the subject of how walking can be an outlet for our thoughts, but there are also other forms of doing so. Then we shifted to the other forms people have to clear their minds or coming up with answers to life.
    - LH: F(Q): What was Socrates' meaning of wisdom ?
    D(Q): Do you think that philosophers are looked at as bad people today in society, like how they thought Socrates was? If so, Why do you think they are looked at as "bad" people.

  5. Group 1 Section 8
    FQ: Who could be potentially known as the "patron saint" of philosophy?
    DQ: Do you think people are willing to give up what they think they know in order to see other sides of a situation? Why or why not?

  6. Group 2
    FQ- Which student of Socrates kept a written account, accurate or possibly embellished, of his teacher's interactions with others?
    FQ-In Plato's "The Symposium", What did Socrates say were the 3 substitute forms of immortality?
    DQ-Should ideas be allowed to be shared if they disrupt the good order of society?

  7. Group 2 Section 8
    FQ- Socrates refused to write anything down in his life. Why is that?
    DQ- In Hobbs' podcast we were introduced to the idea of having an opposite half. Today, do you think that this idea/concept is still around? Do people sit around waiting for their other half to come around?

  8. Group 1
    LH; FQ: What was Plato's most famous work?
    LH; FQ: How did Socrates die and what was the name of the poisonous plant that killed him?
    LH; DQ: After Plato elaborated about the imaginary cave, he stated "ordinary people have little idea about reality....". In present day, who or whom is considered to be an ordinary person or group?

  9. Group 2 Section 8
    FQ: Who were the Sophists?
    FQ: Why was Socrates put to death?
    FQ: Who said, 'One swallow doesn't make a summer'?
    DQ: Why do you think Socrates, if given a choice, would rather die than live a quiet life without questions?

  10. Madi Stephens9:26 AM CST

    Group 1 Section 8

    FQ: What war did Socrates fight in as a young man?
    FQ: Socrates says life is only worth living if _______?
    DQ: Now, in our fast paced society do we still stop and take time to analyze our existence? If we all were to do this, do think our priorities would change?

  11. Today we discussed the question Are people like Socrates a threat to government, then or now? Our group discussion traveled from the influential speeches of MLK in the 1960s to North Korean dictator, Kim-Jong-Un and his oppressive regime and his control over every aspect of the country.