METAPHYSICS UNIT REVIEW CHAPT. 4,5,6 Pay close attention to Chapter 6 review intro.

Know the following terms, as well as discussion notes taken in class:
Chapter 4
Idealism
Materialism
Monism
Dualism
Heraclitus
Parmenides Monism
Plato's Forms
YOU DON'T HAVE OT KNOW EMPTINESS, TAOISM OR DERRIDA
Ultimate reality
Ultimate truth
Spinoza's infinite substance and Descartes Dualsitic view of substance
The expeience Machine
The Event of Being- Heidegger
How Are you Going to Be?
Chapter 5
Zasetsky's state of mind diagnosis
Al-Farabi's agent intellect
Ibn Sina
Descrates'
Locke's
Kant's
Personal identity and the self:
Locke's view
Hume's view
Buddhist philosopher, Vasubandu's view
Ibn Sina's view
Cognitive Sciences' diagnosis
The Mind and the Brain
Materialism and materialists
Identity theory
Eliminative Materialism
Functionalism
Monism-Spinoza
Dualism-Thomas Nagel
Do Machines Think?
Turings test and Searles response
New Mysterianism- Colin McGinn
Chapter 6
Based upon watching the entire movie, God on Trial, how does the movie demonstrate the view that God was not found guilty?
Chapter 4.4 Velasquez text Varieties of Religious Experience (to be discussed in class Monday)
8 definitions to the views of God
The Ontological Argument
Pascal's crtitique
Kant's Critique
Aquinas' three cosmological arguments
Critiques of this view by Schopenhauer, Russell, Hawking
Argument from design
know its proponents and their views as well as those of its detractors
The Fallacy of Faulty Analogy
Atheism:
8 terms associated with it
5 arguments for atheism
The Problem of Evil as outlined by Epicurus
Berkeley's rebuttal
Spinoza's rebuttal
Perceiver Relativity Argument
Natualisitic Arguments against Atheism
Freud
The God Lobe
Rebuttal of this view
Russell's argument from insuffient evidence
The Meaning of Life
Russell's dreams and facts
Cynicism
Cyrenica hedonism
Stoicism
Epicureanism
Nihilism
Atheistic Existentialism
Theisitic Existentialism
Pleasure
Epicurus Ataraxia
Visits to the doctors
Epictetus
Aristippus
Pessimism
Schopenhauer
Sophocles
Faith
Leo Tolstoy
Existential self-determination
Sartre and his wife/partner Simone De Beauvoir
There is no human nature because there is no God to give us one. Therefore existence precedes essense. We create our essence as we go through life. We are radically free. Any belief to the contrary is called "Bad Faith" according to Sartre.

PHILOSOPHY HOMEOWRK FOR MONDAY, OCT. 20TH CHPT. 6 FINISH UP TO QUESTION #30

Students must complete up to an including question 30 in Chapter 6 of the text.

Anselm's Ontological Argument

Anselm's ontological argument is misrepresented in the text. The real argument is as follows:
The OVERLOAD OBJECTION to Anselm's argument is based upon a clear misrepresentation of the argument. The textbook is in fact on "OBJECTION OVERLOAD" as this is not a fair objection to Anselm's argument.
This is Anselm's Ontological argument before the oversimplification.

When you think of God, necessary to that conception is that he is the greatest of all beings. Likewise, when you think of a triangle it is necessary to think of three sides. To be the greatest of all beings, this being has to exist in the mind and in reality or he would not be the greatest of all beings. Therefore, because God is the greatest of all beings one can think of, it neccesarily follows that he exists.
Is this a cogent argument? Why or why not? Be sure to deal strictly with the premises and conclusion presented when making your determination.

Socratic Circle on The Matrix Unit in November specific Date TBD

Students should be working on answering questions in the Matrix Unit handed out after we went over the questions in class. Using the Velsaquez book to formulate informed answers on the film will increase your knowledge on philosophy in general and will enable you to have an educated discussion druing the Socratic Circle.

RST LAST TWO WEEKS BEFORE CHRISTMAS VACATION

Sutdents will be presenting seminars in groups of three on a Philosophical Topic TBD

Article reivews on Philosophy Now magazine

If students do poorly on a quiz they are able to hand in an article review based on Philosophy Now Magazine. Instructions can be found be scrolling down to the THINKER on the right hand side of this page. Underneath the picture you will find directions. By clicking your mouse on the THINKER you will find Philosophy Now Magazine articles. The directions for the assingment can be found by clicking on the web address on the right hand side of the page.

Metaphysics Unit test Chapters 4,5,6 Monday October, 27th

Students will be tested on the Metaphysics Unit on Monday October 27th. The test will consist of two long answer and 50 Multiple choice questions. There will be no long answer questions on EASTERN PHILOSOPHY covered in this unit. Students should review their notes and chapter summaries in preparation for this test.

Philosophy Notebook check Tuesday October 14th

Notebooks will be checked for all the questions due up to this point in the course which includes all of the intro. chapter, chapters 1,2,4,5. Students must have all of their questions with them on Tuesday or they will lose a significant number of marks on this check.

Metaphysics Debate on the Existence of God, October 24th, 2014

Students will debate the following resolution: Be it resloved that the God does not exist Each student will be expected to present their postion in a minimum of 2 minutes and a maximum of 3 minutes to their opponents and to the class. Once each student has had a chance to argue their position, there will be an open floor of 4 minutes. Students will be primarily graded on their ability to present their argument to the class by themselves for two to three minutes and then during the open floor after each student has presented individually.  The teacher will determine which side each group will be debating.

REFLECTION ASSIGNMENT ON SICKO

Students are to reflect on the movie, SICKO, summarizing 4 different ways in which the United States Health Care Insurance system treats people unfairly, According to the documentaty. Students must also explain why they believe this treatment to morally unjust. The RUBRIC FOR THIS ASSIGNMENT CAN BE FOUND BY CLICKING YOUR MOUSE ON THE WEB ADDRESS ON THE RIGHT HAND SIDE OF THIS BLOG. THIS WILL TAKE YOU TO MY WEBSITE WHERE YOU CAN FIND THE RELFECTION ASSIGNMENT RUBRIC FOR ALL YOUR REFLECTION ASSIGNMENTS.The reflection assignment must be three pages type-written, letter size 12. In addition to the three pages a title page must also be included with the title SICKO Assignment, the student's name, student number, the date submitted and my name Mr. White

The Elelphat Man Movie

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A Report on the Banality of Evil: Adolf Eichmann in Jerusalem: Hannah Arendt

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Video on Emmanuel Levinas from Mr. White's 12M Religion Class Aidan and Alec

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Communitarianism

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Video on Jacques Maritian

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Video Kantian Ethics

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Video of Noam Chomsky on Social Justice

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Video John Rawls

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Video Aristotle Virtue Ethics

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Utiliarianism

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Video Jean Vanier

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Video on St. Augustine Philosopher

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Video Sigmund Freud

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Video Plato's Ethics

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Video Paul Ricoeur

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Video Lawrence Kohlberg

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Heinze Dilemma

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Misinformed Conscience

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Video The Five Ways of St. Thomas Aquinas

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Video William James

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Video Michael J. Sandel: The Trolley Car Dilemma, Morality and the Free Market

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Sicko, The Award Winning Documentary

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Video Social Justice Wal Mart: The High Cost of Low Prices

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A Class Divided

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The Zimbardo Experiment

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Video The Bystander Effect Kitty Gemovese

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The Asch Conformity Experiment

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Group Think and The Shuttle Disaster

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The Milgram Experiment

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