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Welcome to Mr. Baker's HZT4U1 - Philosophy Wiki!

Files/Handouts you may need... 
Course Pack - ABRIEF~1.pdf
Reading Schedule's can be found on individual Discussion Forum pages... and on the class website.
Discussion Forums
Philosophy Resources 

Philosophy Links (Popular Culture, Branches of Philosophy)

Things that make you go hmmm...  Post interesting things you come across.

Random Thoughts... Post your random thoughts\ 


Want to see what a Harvard philosophy class looks like? You can watch Professor Sandel's Justice class via Youtube all semester... I bet you will be able to follow along no problem...  



Old Stuff to ignore for now. 
The Apology - Download and print off - Comment on the document here

The Apology Group Essay 1

The Apology Group Essay 2





"The Evolution of an Idea" ISU topics

Remember that you are expected to comment, give advice and constructive criticism to at least two other people's ISU project each week - 20% of ISU mark.

New - Your journals must refer to at least one critical thinking schema or model you used in the two week period (Topoi, Bloom's Taxononmy, etc.)

Leke Bankole - What is leadership?

Erik Bell - Is everything subjective?

Dylan Burnham - Why are we different?

Jacob Cary - What is they key to happiness?

Heather Crumplen - What is Caring? Why do people Care or not Care?

Victoria Detoro - Is there such thing as luck?

April Dolson - NEW QUESTION ISU PART 2: Is there a soulmate for everyone?

Terry Graham - Is there such thing as fate?

Lindsey Guthrie - what is possession? Is it real?

Jana Jeans

Erika Lewis - Is beauty universal or in the eye of the beholder?

Joel Limebeer - Why cant Humans achieve Immortality?

Joe Lord-Annis - What is the Meaning Of Life?

   Please post opinions, as well as what you think would assist. 

Sarah Milley - Is there such thing as a justified killing?

Ricky Murray - What is beauty?

Stephen Murray - What is True Love?

Greg Park - Is perfection achievable? New Question

Jack Patton - What is justice?- NEW QUESTION

Mark PereiraIs there anything we can't do?

Rebecca Pratt - Are gender identities socially constructed?

Sebastien Roy - Is everything connected?

Cheryl Sarginson

Ty Simpson

Lindsay Timmins- What emotion is more powerful love or hate?

Cailin Whincop - What is our purpose?

Sara Zubair - NEW QUESTION: Is there something that will always remain "true"?

Krissy -

Amanda Woodburne - What makes us who we are?

Sophie's World Webpages and Discussion Boards


The Garden of Eden

The Top Hat

The Myths

The Natural Philosophers






Two Cultures

The Middle Ages

The Renaissance

The Baroque






The Enlightenment








Our Own Time


The Big Bang 















Comments (25)

sebastien said

at 10:52 pm on Feb 10, 2009

maybe because when you look at the moon, you also see the stars, and realize how big space really is

Zubie said

at 8:13 pm on Feb 11, 2009

so how big is space? is there a beginning and an ending? or is it like the MIB (Men In Black...for future references) thingy? could the string theory be true (one aspect--the idea that an entirley different world is living side-by-side with us but in a different dimension)?

Greg said

at 11:46 pm on Feb 11, 2009

how big is space? space is bigger than life, but what is life bigger than? it has been proved that we are a small part of one galaxy of our universe. are we alone?

Mark P said

at 6:00 pm on Feb 12, 2009

Space is infinite. Although, in context with our known universe, it is said to be approximately 8.80x10^26m in diameter, according to wikipedia.

JO37 said

at 1:22 pm on Feb 12, 2009

maybe because the sun always stays the same size, the moon itself grows and shrinks in size as it gets closer and farther away from out planet earth. Maybe we compair ourselves to the moon, growing and shrinking within ourselves.

Joe Lord-Annis said

at 5:17 pm on Feb 12, 2009

I hate to interrupt your flow here, but has anyone else noticed how perversely fun it is to see what other people are thinking and comment on it? commenting on these things is awesome. a word on the moon, too, people used to associate fascination with the moon with insanity, possibly due to the second idea I have, which is that the moon was the central focus of pagan worship, possibly the christians were the reason it became lunacy to, as some of you put it, sympathize with the moon, paganism being blasphemous in the minds of the christians.

Jennifer said

at 9:30 pm on Feb 12, 2009

I like your comment Joe.

Zubie said

at 12:37 am on Feb 22, 2009

Have you guys ever wondered why we are born in our families? Have you ever imagined what it would be like if we were born into a different family?

Joe Lord-Annis said

at 1:36 am on Feb 22, 2009

I definitely have, I'm not gonna lie. But it always ends with the "If I was born in a different family, would that fundamentally change me as a person, and it makes me think that it would, so it doesn't matter to me, it would be a different person in that family. if that makes any sense . . . . .

Zubie said

at 9:06 pm on Apr 15, 2009

wow...this conversation definately died.....

Mark P said

at 3:40 pm on Apr 16, 2009

Well, let's start it up again.
I asked this one before, but it was under the Random Thoughts link, and so no-one probably read it. So I'll reiterate:
What would our life be without writing/typing?

Meagan Christou said

at 8:29 pm on Apr 16, 2009


Zubie said

at 12:20 pm on Apr 17, 2009

hummmm.....probably less scientific.....or not.....

Mark P said

at 12:22 pm on Apr 17, 2009

Hooray for tangents... We can still speak mind you. So would oral tradition become predominant? Would our memories improve? What else?
And I think people are vaguely psychic.

Zubie said

at 12:34 pm on Apr 17, 2009

well..... i think that our memories would definately be much better....but we would have to learn everything orally and history and scienctific knowledge could be lost and stuff

Mark P said

at 12:44 pm on Apr 17, 2009

But would that be counteracted by our stronger memories? And what is history but the set of lies most commonly agreed upon?

Zubie said

at 12:51 pm on Apr 17, 2009

my brain hurts...i'll think of this more..later....!

Greg said

at 12:33 pm on Apr 22, 2009

i wonder why your brain hurts zube :)

Zubie said

at 3:01 pm on Apr 26, 2009

its zubIe, Greg.....jeepers

Zubie said

at 6:55 pm on Apr 28, 2009

if you had to pick a animal to be (if you could not be a human), what animal would it be?

Mark P said

at 6:34 pm on Apr 29, 2009

Good question. I wanted to be a hummingbird at first, but then I changed my mind. It was a whale next. Then a lizard. Then a lungfish. Now I know I would be a giant squid. For sure.

jj.xxo@hotmail.com said

at 12:35 pm on May 1, 2009

I wish i could fly. So probably some kind of bird like an Eagle or something. But I like being human.

Zubie said

at 2:29 pm on May 3, 2009

I think i would like to be a dolphin or a Iberian Lynx or a Red wolf

sebastien said

at 11:34 am on May 5, 2009

I want to be a duck

Zubie said

at 6:28 pm on May 6, 2009

that is actually quite interesting sebastien, you see, in New Brunswick there was a boy in my class, who's name was also Sebastien, he had fluffy hair that was quite light blonde, and so we nicknamed him "the Duck"... i just thought it was interesting that you both were associated with ducks in one way or another =) maybe it has something to do with New Brunswickers who are named Sebastien...

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