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Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Philthy Philosophers, Section 8-3

Our group discussed the existence of god and what moral impact that may make on us as individuals. We focused on the concept of being a good and kind person, regardless if you believe in a higher power. I talked about what is known as the Atheist Wager, which is a response made by Michael Martin to Pascal's Wager. He taught that one should life a life devoid of religion. A loving and kind god would reward good deeds regardless of belief, and if no god exists, then a good person will have left behind a positive legacy.

Section 8 Quiz questions
  • What group of people did Aristotle believe could not be happy?
  • T/F - Did Aristotle practiced only Philosophy.
  • Would Aristotle agree with people making him an absolute authority on topics?
  • T/F - Aristotle supported Plato's Theory of Forms.
  • In response to the question "how should we live," what did Aristotle believe we all need to seek in life?


  1. FQ: What were the three questions anyone who wants to be happy must ask?

    DQ: Is skepticism a good way to live your life?

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  3. FQ: T/F Pyrrho said we can't completely trust the senses, that they can mislead us.
    DQ: Do you think it is easier to not believe in any supernatural being at all instead of devoting time to church and worship or other types of service to a divine entity?

  4. Austin Smith10:07 AM CST

    FQ: Who was the originator of the "Logical Problem of Evil"?

    DQ: Something we see as good can easily become bad, and vice-versa. Since the two are relative, could a set of commandments or theological laws ever be bad even if they're "direct" statements from a deity?