Tag: reason

Sleepwalking towards Armageddon: An examination of tolerance, religious knowledge systems and a way forward

Sleepwalking towards Armageddon: An examination of tolerance, religious knowledge systems and a way forward

Read the short essay penned by Author Sam Harris titled, “Sleep Walking Toward Armageddon.”    When finished, reflect on the following questions: Harris writes, “Which will come first, flying cars and vacations to Mars, or a simple acknowledgment that beliefs guide behavior and that certain […]

Heidegger vs. Reductionism

Heidegger vs. Reductionism

Martin Heidegger is considered by many to be the greatest philosopher of the 20th century and is a personal favorite of mine!  His work centers around existentialism, and specifically, phenomenology, an area of philosophy.  We’ll read Heidegger as we progress through the course, however reading […]

MLK Vs. Socrates:  A philosophical evaluation of Civil Disobedience

MLK Vs. Socrates: A philosophical evaluation of Civil Disobedience

Last class, we had a great discussion regarding the Platonic diaglogue, “Crito” as an examination of Reason. However through the course of that conversation, we examined Socrates’ arguments rationalizing his decision to accept his punishment of death. Plato writes: “It is not just for you […]

Analyzing Reason and its Role: Journal Entry

Analyzing Reason and its Role: Journal Entry

Journal Entry for Reason Below: Attempts have been made to identify universal, self-evident and incontrovertible laws of logic, such as the law of identity (for example, ―an apple is an apple‖) or the law of non-contradiction (for example, ―nothing can be an apple and also […]

Plato’s Dialogue:  Crito

Plato’s Dialogue: Crito

In our study of Reason, we discussed its reliability as a way of knowing and the degree to which Western intellectual thought (and Reason as a whole) owes much to Socrates and Plato. Thus, we’re going to take the time to read one of Plato’s […]

What if Walmart Paid a Living Wage? To What Extent Should Gov’t intervene in Price Floor establishment?

What if Walmart Paid a Living Wage? To What Extent Should Gov’t intervene in Price Floor establishment?

A major critique of the “living wage” regulation adopted by some states (california) and suggested for a the federal government to implement is the worry that it would create large economic ripple effects such as raising the price of goods. In this video, slate magazine […]