Know the general question being asked when trying to define Atonement.
What does the wrongdoer morally have to do?
Know the different terms that are often associated with atonement and how they emphasize slightly
January 20, 2015
Radzik Moral Transformation View
Radzik explores a variety of options for what must be transformed such as the
wrongdoers identity, his future behavior, his commitment to morality, and the past wrongful
deed. She stat
January 23, 2015
The Philosophy of Forgiveness
January 24, 2015
January 23, 2015
The connotations of agony, pain, suffering, and the macabre events permeate the dealings
of Nazi Germanys exter
Study Guide Philosophy of Forgiveness
a. What is it?
Uses fundamental questions about our existence and the world at large through the use of
arguments and reasons
b. Why is it valuable?
Develop critical thinking skills; purpose of educati
Ferris Bueller Reading Response
Ferris Bueller most definitely believes that following societys moral rules is only for those
who cannot get away with breaking them. For example, he is able to talk Cameron into borrowing
Aristotle Debate Response
Aristotle Debate Response
A 21 run is defined as a celebration of ones twenty-first birthday, which is celebrated by
drinking twenty one shots of alcohol. By its very nature, this activity is meant to be one
Hauerwas Reading Response
Stanley Hauerwas main point in the reading was his disagreement with the underlying
assumptions made to support the arguments for and against the issue of abortion. Both sides
overlook the deeper is
Barth Reading Response
Karl Barth, in this excerpt, writes of the general conception of ethics, which is entirely based on
Jesus Christ. The idea he presents is that humans have certain modes of action and constants but ultimately
Benedict Case Study Reading Response
The Kuakiutl people from the American Northwest were a tribe who had the practice of
satisfying the pain of one death with the death of another. If anyone was to die in their culture, it
Kant defines the demands of the moral law as "categorical imperatives." Categorical imperatives are
principles that are intrinsically valid; they are good in and of themselves. Furthermore, they must be obeyed
in all situatio
Ethics PH/TH 221
Service Learning Journal 2
March 13, 2014
My first service learning project was being a mentor with the B.E.L.I.E.F. Conference. My
job there was to mainly be a mentor to a student who wanted to learn about the benefits of c
In ONeills article, her main point about our duties of justice is somewhat incongruent with Kants
philosophy. Kant is narrowly focused on intentions; watching ourselves so that we are not intentionally using
others as mere m
Ethics Journal Installment III
Last weekend, I worked with a group called En Christo. The ministry group works by
making sack lunches for the homeless and the hungry of downtown Spokane. My job was to make
peanut butter and
Ethics Journal Installment IV
Last weekend, I worked with a group called En Christo, as I have for the past few weeks.
The ministry group works by making sack lunches for the homeless and the hungry of downtown
Spokane. My j
Nietzsche Response 1
Nietzsche wrote, God is dead[but] we still have to vanquish his shadow, too.
The first part of this very controversial statement, God is dead, was meant to make the
point that God no longer plays the tradi
Aquinass conclusion regarding human happiness is that happiness is the attainment
of the Perfect Good. Whoever is capable of the Perfect Good can attain happiness and is
proved capable of seeing God. However, becaus
Singers position, as he communicates in his article, is that we are obligated to
contribute to famine relief. The moral principle he uses is the idea that if it is in our power
to prevent something bad from happening
In the reading, a hypothetical case was presented in which a druggist has a sick
wife. He has access to medication but he is not able to pay for it. The ethical question
presented to two eleven year olds was, shoul
Chinese Philosophy Day Four Notes
The Confucianism of the Analects
-Confucius was around 550 b.c
-Confucius always looked to the Zhou as the ideal dynasty.
I. Zhou dynasty
A. The Zhou house was frayed into many different localized states.
Chinese Philosophy Day Eight Notes
Background: First time when thinking is moving out of the classical form. At this period,
Daoists were in the lead. However, Daoists themselves were Confucianists during this
time. During the Han Dynasty Confu
Chinese Philosophy Day Seven notes
How to Govern: Mozi and Hanfeizi
Mozi background: Around 450 b.c, Mozi held the doctrine of universal love or
defenseless warfare. Mozi, representing the Mohists, was a strong opponent of
Confucianists. Experts theorize
Chinese Philosophy Day Five Notes
The Daoism of the Dao De Jing and Zhungzi
I. Intro to Daoism
A. Zi-4 Ran-2 Spontaneity: This term for self is often equated with nature.
B. Egalitarian there is no hierarchical structure to things.
C. Wu-2 wei-2 Actionles
Chinese Philosophy Day Nine Notes
Chinese transformation of Buddhism
Background: Buddhism essentially took the various strands or Confucianism and made
them into a single system. Buddhism also gave Confucianism a metaphysical dimension.
I. Five ways Buddh
Chinese Philosophy Day Six Notes
What is Human Nature? Mencius v. Xunzi
-Hundred years of warfare led to a more pessimistic view of humanity.
-Often these is a correlation between historical events and philosophy.
-Sensus communis: Ideol
Intro Paragraph and basic structure of Essay
PERHAPS START WITH A MORE EXCITING INTRO? Modern
environmentalism is a comprehensive movement that asks many questions regarding how
nature must be preserved. More importantly, the movement advocate
Chinese Philosophy Day Two notes
Cosmology and Polity of Ancient China
Cosmogony: A peoples received explanation of how the cosmos began, Christian use this
Cosmology: An accounting relative to how the cosmos works and functions.
I. Chinese Co
Chinese Philosophy Day 3 Notes
Origins of Early Schools
I. Spring and autumn period 770 bc- 480 bc.
A. Warring period between states.
B. 100 schools came during this period as a way of explaining human suffering.
C. These schools arose as a way to explain
Chinese Philosophy Day One Notes
I. Structure of Chinese Philosophy
A. Chinese philosophy lacks the precision of European philosophy.
II. The Great Learning 900 b.c
A. Confucius commented on The Great Learning around 500 bc.
1. Confucius endorsement of Th
Chinese Philosophy Exam 1 Solutions
1. Chinese philosophy, and Confucianism specifically is a backward facing system, trying
to achieve the former glory of the Zhou dynasty. In Platos analogy of the cave we are
attempting to transcend the reality that we