Friday, January 28, 2011

Post 1- Metaphysics

January 28th

Choose ONE to journal on:
1. Considering the beliefs of the pre-Socratic philosophers: what are the basic building blocks of life? What are examples to prove that these items are the basic building blocks? What are examples to disprove that these are the basic building blocks?

2. How can 21st century science be used to prove that Heraclitus or Parmenides were correct? Is it "cheating" in your opinion to use modern day science to evaluate the philosophies of the Ancient Greeks?

Write a minimum of a full paragraph to answer of the prompts above. Don't just state your opinion - SUPPORT it. You are trying to make a persuasive argument.

Welcome to our class blog! Term 3 2011

The instructor will post a question or will give you a choice of questions at least one a week. The question will give the student an opportunity to apply what she/he has learned from the reading &/or class to real life.

Posts need to be intelligent and in depth. Try to spell check and proof read. Students should consider this as publishing their opinions.

You are not required to read the posts of other students or to respond to them. However, you are invited to do so.

If you are absent, please try to make up your journal post within two days.

Students need to stand behind what they say and will be held responsible for what they post. Posts should not attack individual posters and should not use language that would not be appropriate in a classroom discussion. Student who do not post responsibly will have their posting rights taken away by the moderator (the teacher).

In the past this has been one of my favorite activities in the class. I am looking forward to what you have to say.

I think that Socrates would really enjoy blogs if he was still around. :) M. Aby