Monday, May 23, 2011

Post 7: Religious philosophy

Monday, 5/23

(The purpose of this journal entry is NOT to promote any school of thought or to make you feel uncomfortable. If you are concerned about the content of this journal entry either journal about that or speak to me. Thanks.)

Choose the statement which best applies for yourself:
* As a believer, I argue that God exists using the following type of arguments....
* As an atheist, I argue that God doesn’t exist using the following type of arguments...
* As an agnostic, I argue that God could exist, but that we don’t have conclusive evidence using the following type of arguments...

Thursday, May 12, 2011

Post 6: Free Will

Monday, 5/16

Do you believe in fate? Why or why not? What experiences/evidence has help shape this view for you?

Friday, May 6, 2011

Post 5: Political philosophy

Monday, May 9th

Last week you answered, "What is justice? How would you define justice in your own words? What would be examples of a just government? Of an unjust government?"

This week I want you to answer how one of the philosophers we have studied answered these questions. Your choices include: Hobbes, Locke, Rawls, Marx, Socrates and Thoreau. Write an explanation of how your philosopher would have answered the questions and then write your reaction to what you agree/disagree with in their vision of justice.