I never thought I’d say this, but Ron Paul was right. CISPA is “Big Brother writ large”. CISPA passes the House after Rep. Dan Quayle adds an amendment expanding government powers.
A link to a PDF of the study guide for the final exam is now posted on the 210 Study Guides page.
I have now added study questions up through Chapter 3 to the 210 Reading Questions.
The 2-page article to read for tomorrow’s class is now posted under 210 Required Readings.
The solutions for the assigned problems from 6.1, 6.2 and 6.3 are now available on the course page. Remember, the quiz over this material will be this Friday, February 17 and will cover:
- translations of sentences into propositional logic
- using truth-tables to determine whether a proposition is a tautology, self-contradiction, or contingent statement
- using truth-tables to determine whether a pair of propositions are logically equivalent, logically contradictory, logically consistent, or logically inconsistent.
The study guide for the first exam was handed out in class last Thursday, Feb. 9 and is now posted on the 210 Study Guides page.
Friday, January 27
Please join members of the NKU community in a rousing discussion of personal identity, addressing such questions as:
- Suppose your brain was transplanted into another body. Would that be you with a new body, or would it be the other person with a new brain? Would you rather be a brain donor or a recipient?
- Suppose you walk into a teletransportation machine. A map is made of all the atoms that make up your body and brain. The information that is mapped is sent to another place where different local atoms are rearranged to make an exact duplicate of your body and brain. The original body is destroyed. The new body has all your memories, beliefs, plans and attitudes. Is that you?
Remember, if you’re in one of my classes you can earn extra credit toward your final grade by attending and participating in the Cafe!
And don’t forget these other upcoming Philosophy events:
February 10, 3:00-6:00 in Budig Theater, UC
Film: Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
February 24, 3:00-4:00 in SU 108
Philosophy Cafe. Topic: Cosmopolitanism – Are We All Citizens of the World?
March 16, 3:00-6:00 in the Digitorium, GH
Film: Blade Runner
March 30, 3:00-4:00 in SU 108
Philosophy Cafe. Topic: Life After Death (tentative)
April 13, 3:00-6:00 in the Digitorium, GH
Film: The Prestige
Hope to see you all there!
It’s been fun meeting you the last couple of days and I look forward to spending a semester with you! You should be able to access the password protected sections using the password I gave you in class (if I haven’t already done so, please remind me in class!).
Remember, my email address is firstname.lastname@example.org