Thursday, April 30, 2009

Fate vs Freewill

Join us today (April 30) at 1:30 Mountain Time (GMT-7)for the classic discussion of fate vs. freewill: What is freewill? Does it exist or is it all determined in advance (destiny/fate)?
Are fate and freewill mutually exclusive or can you have some combination of the two?


Tuesday, April 14, 2009

How do our filters affect our knowledge?

Join us on Thursday, April 16 at 1:30 p.m. (Mountain Time; GMT-7) for our next live blog. Topic: “In order to find out how things really are, one must understand the filters through which one perceives the world.” Discuss and evaluate this claim.

Thursday, April 9, 2009

What's wrong with modern man?

First, read through this blog entry by Jayson Gaddis and watch the video that is posted as part of his blog entry. Setting aside the hidden infomercial aspects of his post, do you feel that he has a valid point in saying that modern man is incapable of fully embracing what it means to be a man because of a lack of rite of passage ceremonies? The live blog about this will begin at 1:45.

In addition, please watch the short film Tough Guise: Violence, Media & the Crisis in Masculinity and be prepared to include it as part of the class discussion. (With thanks to Amanda R for the heads up on it!)

Monday, January 26, 2009

Technology and morality

This time around, we are going to discuss a topic found in the list of prescribed essays for IB Theory of Knowledge for Nov. 03 and May 04. The topic: “Our technologies establish the truth of many of our scientific laws.” Is there any comparable means of establishing moral rules and norms?

Monday, January 5, 2009