Month: February 2015

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 […]

Psychological Basis of the Boomerang Project’s Link Crew initiative

Psychological Basis of the Boomerang Project’s Link Crew initiative

A Psychological Legitimization of Link Crew   The Boomerang Project and it’s Link Crew initiative provide a lot of information on the fact that Link Crew WORKS! But they don’t provide much information explaining WHY it works! Thus, Task: Your task is to provide a […]

Rethinking Milgrim and Obedience

Rethinking Milgrim and Obedience

Perhaps the most famous experiment in all of cognitive and social psychology, Stanley Milgrim’s Obedience Research has been replicated in various cultures, times and context.  However his original research is getting looked at in a new light given the opening of his archives at YALE. […]