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29th SeptemberDo now individually give a written responseto the thunk questionAim to : 1. define key terms. You can state arange of meanings but you should chooseone particular meaning as the one youwish to focus on.2. consider (briefly) an argument for and against3. state a conclusionIf I borrow a million pounds, am I a millionaire? 129th SeptemberVocab test part 2

read out your definition(s) to your neighbouromitting any reference to the word itself.See how many attempts it takes for them to identifythe correct word.

Which terms are hard to define?

29th SeptemberEssaysExplain and illustrate two key problems with the ideathat sense data are caused by and represent physicalobjects

Choice of problemUse of key termsClarity of explanation

GODWhat attributes does God have?GODWhat attributes does God have?personalomniscientomnipotentomnibenevolenteternaleverlastingtranscendentimmanentThe Land of knight and knaves

Abercrombie comes across the three inhabitants A, B and CHe asks A are you a knight or a knave?A answers indistinctly and Abercrombie cannot understand him.

So he asks B what did he say?

B replies He said he is a knave

At which point C chips in dont believe him: Bs lying!

Was C a knight or a knave?

Take each attribute and consider what it means to be thisHow would you illustrate it? Describe a superheros version of itTake two attributes and consider whether they may conflict

What attributes does God have?immutableomniscientomnipotentomnibenevolenteternaleverlastingtranscendentimmanentAre any of these beyond the limits of an omnipotent god?

Making a human fly around, by flapping their armsAre any of these beyond the limits of an omnipotent god?

Making a human fly around, by flapping their armsMaking a human go back in timeAre any of these beyond the limits of an omnipotent god?

Making a human fly around, by flapping their armsMaking a human go back in timeMaking a human go back in time and kill their own parentsAre any of these beyond the limits of an omnipotent god?

Making a human fly around, by flapping their armsMaking a human go back in timeMaking a human go back in time and kill their own parentsMaking a human come back from the deadAre any of these beyond the limits of an omnipotent god?

Making a human fly around, by flapping their armsMaking a human go back in timeMaking a human go back in time and kill their own parentsMaking a human come back from the deadMaking someone who is both dead and aliveAre any of these beyond the limits of an omnipotent god?

Making a human fly around, by flapping their armsMaking a human go back in timeMaking a human go back in time and kill their own parentsMaking a human come back from the deadMaking someone who is both dead and aliveMaking someone who is both a woman and a manAre any of these beyond the limits of an omnipotent god?

Making a human fly around, by flapping their armsMaking a human go back in timeMaking a human go back in time and kill their own parentsMaking a human come back from the deadMaking someone who is both dead and aliveMaking someone who is both a woman and a manMaking a rock that is too big to moveAre any of these beyond the limits of an omnipotent god?

Making a human fly around, by flapping their armsMaking a human go back in timeMaking a human go back in time and kill their own parentsMaking a human come back from the deadMaking someone who is both dead and aliveMaking someone who is both a woman and a manMaking a rock that is too big to moveMoving a rock that is too big to moveAre any of these beyond the limits of an omnipotent god?

Making a human fly around, by flapping their armsMaking a human go back in timeMaking a human go back in time and kill their own parentsMaking a human come back from the deadMaking someone who is both dead and aliveMaking someone who is both a woman and a manMaking a rock that is too big to moveMoving a rock that is too big to moveMaking 2 + 2 = 5

For Fridayread and note pages 160 - 164In our timeWhat surprised you?

Prepare to give a brief report on your chosen topic.What was it?What was discussed?What surprised you?

Abercrombie comes across another 3 inhabitants A, B and C

He asks A how many of them are knaves

A answers indistinctly

He asks B what A said and B replies he said there are exactly two knaves

At which point C chips in, dont believe him. Bs lying

Is it possible to determine whether C is a knight or knave?

Renaees essayRead itIdentify which paragraphs are in favour of indirect realism (write FOR) and which are against indirect realism (AGAINST)

George MavrodesParadox of the Stone

Can god create a stone that he cant lift?

YESNOThere is a stone he cant liftThere is something he cant createLimits to his powerLimits to his power

God can lift any stoneHe cannot create a stone he cant liftBut that is no limit on his creativityomnipotenceThere is evil in the worldEither God chooses to allow itin which case he is not omnibenevolentOr is unable to stop it.in which case he is not omnipotent

The Problem of EvilResponse 1 : this is the best of all possible worlds it as to have pain in for there to be pleasureResponse 2 : God chose to give humans free-will. This requires them to suffer temptation etc.

Omnipotent : God can do anythingOmnibenevolent : God is supremely good

Can God do evil acts? He could do them but he chooses not to.Evil is a lack of good (like forgetting is a lack of remembering). So not acting evil (like not forgetting) does not reveal not a lack power

The argument is invalid, unsound specious misleading argument

OmnipotenceVomnibenevolenceThe Euthyphro dilemma

Is Goodness defined as being whatever god does/wills or is it independent of God?

If goodness is defined as being God is goodOrGood is God?

God is immutableVGod is omniscientAbercrombie encounters two inhabitant, A and B

A says both of us are knaves

What is A and what is B?

Philosophy assessment70 minutesAnyone miss it?

In our timeWhat surprised you?

Prepare to give a brief report on your chosen topic.What was it?What was discussed?What surprised you?Meanings of the word free:

.... as in free ice cream with every flight. as in sugar-free. as in we are free slaves.... as in the land of the free.... as in you are free to leave the classroom whenever you wish.... as in I will torture you if you dont tell me your accomplices name. You tell me, or suffer unendurable pain - you choose

What is free-will?Political freedom : lack of constraint (by the law). We are free to travel between countries. North Koreans are not. So we have greater freedom (in this respect)

Metaphysical freedom : the ability to choose. Even in a prison cell you are free to think certain thoughts, you are free to move you middle finger. Or not. When is metaphysical freedom restricted if you are acting impulsively [in fear, in anger, ]. This is what gives us responsibility for our actionsFreewill and freedom

Abercrombie encounters two inhabitant, A and B

A says at least one of us are knaves

What can deduced about A and B?

An argument that we are not free[the argument from predestination]God is omniscientHe knows everything there is to knowHe knows everything everyone has done, or will doGod has effectively seen the video of every lifeOur life must conform to that videoOur choices are predeterminedWe are not (metaphysically) freeWe are not responsible for what we doBlaming us for our actions (Heaven and Hell?) is not fairFreewill and determinismPhysical determinism Pierre-Simon Laplace : 1749 1827We may regard the present state of the universe as the effect of its past and the cause of its future. An intellect which at a certain moment would know all forces that set nature in motion, and all positions of all items of which nature is composed, if this intellect were also vast enough to submit these data to analysis, it would embrace in a single formula the movements of the greatest bodies of the universe and those of the tiniest atom; for such an intellect nothing would be uncertain and the future just like the past would be present before its eyes.A Philosophical Essay on ProbabilitiesPhysical determinism : all events are completely determined (the mechanism of the world decides what will occur next, on all levels) by the preceding events. This is based upon extrapolating what we have found (Newton etc) to everything.

Freewill and determinismList the causes of a simple (?) event:

Woken up by alarm clock Pressed snooze without thinkingWoke up againLay there thinking about whether to get up.What are the consequences of just lying here?How bad can they be?Do I care?Pressed snooze againWoke up againTurned off alarmThought Im going to get upNothing happenedThought oh my god I have lost control of my limbsThought its like the diving bell and the butterflyTried to open my eyesThey openedLooked at the ceilingLooked at the ceilingHeard a boat drive pastThought probably the fuel boysTurned over and gazed at my phone, pretending I couldnt understand thenumbersFelt like I was in Waking Life. Am I still in a dream?Decided to throw duvet on the floorDecided to grab duvet and throw it on the floorDecided to just hurl the whole duvet on the floorActually threw duvet on the floorIts cold!Got up.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=veqkUUOlLLE&list=PL07DC99C17C0ADC0E&safe=active

Homework for Tuesday re-do any questions you got less than 50% onread and note the Problem of Evil notes

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