Week One Notes
Week One Notes PHIL 120
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Date Created: 09/11/15
Philosophy 120 Week One Notes In class discussion What is Philosophy Soloman I Questions 0 With different views on Philosophy how can one be an expert and what do they need to back it up I Some Philosophers aim for the teaching aspect of Philosophy some for a specific area in Philosophy some for doing studies I Analytic vs Continental Philosophy 0 Analytic argumentation 0 Continental Less emphasis on analysis points 0 Is the New way of thinking for argumentation purpose or just new perspectives I Finding a new way of thinking is for both argument sake and learning a new perspective 0 Helps in learning reasons for both sides of arguments 0 How to crush an argument or agree to disagree as long as it is understood where the argument came from 0 Helps in learning all view points and maybe changing your own 0 Fruitless Why do we just keep questioning things if there is never a clear answer I It might not be about the answer but the journey to the answer itself I Can help redefine and understand the question and viewpoints 0 Development of a well rounded viewpoint I Can help you learn something new about yourself I What was surprising about the reading 0 Viewpoints should differ 0 Thinking you have knowledge when you don t because you can t know everything I Socrates highlights what others didn t know when asking them questions I What was interesting about the reading 0 Think about and find your stance I Respecting your own rationality 0 How long Philosophy has been around for but we still argue on it s meaning and purpose 0 Systematically thoughtful and critical I Being critical by asking WHY I Having a set up systematic way of thinking and discussing a topic with others In class discussion Conscience of HuckFinn Bennett 0 The relationship between sympathy and morality 0 HuckFinn analysis I Has sympathies I Jim feels as though Huck is his friend and he recognizes that 0 Will feel bad by turning him I Huck has been raised on the ideas of enslavement 0 Going against moral principles 0 Stealing is bad 0 He is weak and will feel bad either way I He is going to throw away his morals and do whatever is easiest 0 Bennett wants us and wanted him to think about our societies morals and if they are just I There is a con ict between his sympathies and morals I Bennett suggests it is useful to check our morals 0 Approach the problem and analyze it from both sides 0 Jonathan Edwards analysis I Has no sympathies 0 Taking theorytheology to face value I No sympathies for individuals 0 He should because he is discussing the individual s fate I Has morals about harsh punishment and using God s ideas to back it up 0 He is a Calvinist predestination O Believes everyone has a set place they are going heaven or hell 0 It does not matter what we do most are going to hell anyway I He has a high level of certainty for this fact I If he has sympathies they are in line with his morals I No con ict between sympathies and morals because he has no sympathies but if he did they would be in line with his morals Discussion on third figure Heinrich Himmler to be continued next week
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