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Geoff Wickersham
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Blog #75 - Examined Life philosophers
Out of the several philosophers that we saw in  The Examined Life , which of them seemed:  1. To have the most appealing outlooks on life;  2. To have the least appealing (or comprehensible) views of life?  In summary, here they are in order of appearance i...

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Blog #74 - Hanna and Genetic Engineering
The subject of genetic engineering / manipulation came up during  Hanna , though in an unrealistic sci-fi scenario where the CIA tried making super soldiers through invitro - genetic enhancement.  But while this sounds like sci-fi now, there are a lot of th...

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Blog #73 - Why Doesn't the Batman just kill the Joker?
Having read the article on the ethics of killing the Joker, what do you think?  (We're going to assume that this comic book world that we are inhabiting is real, so don't start going down that road). It brings up a few good points:  1. The Joker will contin...

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Blog #72 - Invention of Lying
After watching most of  The Invention of Lying  on Tuesday and Wednesday., we discussed what the true intentions of the movie were:  Was it trying to show us that lying has its good points (little white lies, brutal honesty that numbs us to those in trouble...

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If you missed the videos
We watched three videos in this unit, Kant and Categorical Imperative, Romanticism, and Hegel. See below. Kant. Romanticism Hegel Enjoy!

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Blog #71 - In Time
"For a few immortals to live, many people must die." We are presented with a future world in the movie, In Time , in which time has become so precious that it has now become currency.  Somehow, our bodies are born (or implanted with a device) that begins ti...

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Blog #70 - Scale of Doubt
O.k., so we talked about how philosopher Rene Descartes had some serious doubts about the world around him.  He had discovered that some of his tried and true scientific wisdom about the solar system just weren't accurate anymore, because of the invention o...

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Problem of Evil Paper, Rubric, and Crash Course
Here is a link to the Problem of Evil paper -  https://docs.google.com/document/d/1bjVJU8GBQ0Hb4dLt4tCNICA7Fsrfm76GH7uK8e6wTH0/edit?usp=sharing Here is a link to the rubric for the paper.   https://docs.google.com/document/d/1Rv6UQpBcHMrPDm5t1cWVUAUbEJKNud4...

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Blog #69 - Some random thoughts on fate and free will
Last week, before watching the Adjustment Bureau , we talked about varying degrees of fate and free will and their connections to philosophers that we've studied so far. Determinism - everything that occurs in life happens out of necessity, whether it is Go...

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Review for Hellenism, Christianity, Renaissance, and Baroque Test
Review for the Hellenism, Christianity, Renaissance, and Baroque Test - Wednesday, April 19 -  https://docs.google.com/document/d/1allQR65am8hNnzFvCZiehgk3qfLaSx5bKsmMobP9LmY/edit?usp=sharing Crash Course - Anselm and Ontological Argument for God. Crash Cou...
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