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background image   Katelyn Orcutt  January 8-12  Week 1  January 10th 
● Reading:   ○ Bell Hookes (1952-Present): “Teachers Against Teaching”  ● Students Participation in Classroom:  ○ Responsibility = Power  
○ Do we “have to be there”? 
■ Think about High School vs. College  ○ Active vs. Passive involvement  ■ Active Participation is being a voice in the room (i.e. asking questions, creating a  dialogue).  ■ Passive Participation is being a warm body in a seat (i.e. not talking in class or  being a part of the conversation and not asking questions even if you have them).  ● Instructor Responsibility:  ○ Do instructors “have to be there”? 
○ What does it mean to have passion about the topic but be bad at teaching it? 
○ Should teachers learn to teach the subjects they love? 
Discussion Questions/Comments:  ● What defines a complicit student? 
● What are “bored” teachers and how do they affect the classroom environment? 
● What does “Philosophy” mean? 
● What is true knowledge? 
● What is the “good life”? 
THE BASICS OF PHILOSOPHY:  ● The basis of a University was started by the Ancient Greeks  ○ Techne : Technical Skills (Akin to Slaves)  ○ Epistene : Understanding (Akin to citizens, human, persons)  ● What does Philosophy mean?  ○ Philo = Love  
○ Sophia = Wisdom 
● What is Philosophy?  ○ The student of the most human subject (aka knowledge, self-awareness, morality, etc.)  ● What does “human” mean?  ○ We are Homo Sapiens Sapiens (the scientific termology for humans)  ■ Homo = Human in Latin 
■ Sapien = Wise/Wisdom in Greek 
○ Therefore we are the Wise Wise Humans  ■ A mention to how superior we are to other creatures because of our  self-awareness  ● “I am” is crucial to what we are. But what is wisdom? It is to be aware and be able to consider  and contemplate (in simpler terms it is critical thinking).  ● What makes life good?  ○ What is the “good life”? And how do we get it? 

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School: Utah Valley University
Department: OTHER
Course: Ethics and Values
Professor: Jeffery Neilson
Term: Spring 2017
Tags: philosophy and Lecture Notes
Name: PHIL 205G - Week 1
Description: These are the first week of class notes for PHIL 205G where we focus on the basics of moral theories and discussed Allegory of the Cave as well as the Socratic Method.
Uploaded: 02/05/2018
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