Wednesday, January 12, 2005

Philosophy Course - Day Two

MelbournePhilosopher

Today's summary is more interesting, although I will be equally brief

Lecture / Tute One :
* Evolution selects for altruistic behaviour; those groups then succeed
* Naive responses are to suggest it could never take off, or that a prisoner's dilemma would undermine the group

Lecture / Tute Two :
* Socrates attempts to draw a distinction between power and goodness
* Socrates attempts to argue for restraint as a way to satisfy our desires

Cheers,
-MP

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