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School: University of Northern Iowa
Department: Humanities
Course: Philosophy: The Art of Thinking (Honors)
Professor: Margaret Holland
Term: Fall 2016
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Name: Week 1 Lecture Notes
Description: Notes over the lectures from week one.
Uploaded: 09/19/2016
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background image August 23, 2016 What is philosophy? Some famous philosophers: Plato, Aristotle, Socrates, Confuscious, 
Archimedes
Anyone who challenges what others believe to be absolute facts about life. Philosophy is the science of thinking and questioning what you and those around 
you think. It involved a great deal of critical thinking. The question “why?” is the 
basic question of philosophy. It deals with human nature, perception and the 
principle of non-contradiction. The Principle of non-contradiction simply means that 
something cannot be and not be at the same time. Almost the opposite of 
Schrödinger’s cat.
“The truth does not depend on being believe.” – Kevin Powers. You can tell people the truth all you want; you can even tell them that it’s the  truth, but they don’t have to believe it. Conversely, they don’t have to believe it for 
it to be true. A thousand or so years ago everyone believed the Earth was round; 
the truth was contrary to that. Just because everybody believed something doesn’t 
make it the truth.
“One must dig deeply into opposing points of view in order to know whether your 
own position remains defensible.” – Francis Collins.
Any good debater worth their salt know this. You must know the opposing  sides points. In a debate you have to know them so that you aren’t surprised and 
you can just refute them. In philosophy and everyday life, one should know all the 
fact so that they aren’t spouting out opinions thinking that they’re actually facts. 
You must know everything to know what you know.
Homework: Intellectual Free Lunch August 25, 2016 In-class discussion and revision of the Intellectual Free Lunch. The point of the article was stated as describing a problem and arguing for people 
to challenge other people. Illustrated by one of the last lines in the article, “We 
honor our friends by challenging them.”
Professor Holland gave her thesis as follows: “But it is not asking too much to 
expect a citizen to recognize that he or she needs to know that number, at least 
roughly, in order to have a valid opinion about whether it is too large or too small.”
Homework: Read Apology, beginning to line 28

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School: University of Northern Iowa
Department: Humanities
Course: Philosophy: The Art of Thinking (Honors)
Professor: Margaret Holland
Term: Fall 2016
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Name: Week 1 Lecture Notes
Description: Notes over the lectures from week one.
Uploaded: 09/19/2016
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