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• Is the world eternal? YES
• Do humans have contra-causal free will (i.e., can humans do otherwise)? NO
• Is beauty in the eye of the beholder? YES
• Do humans have souls? YES
• Are there natural rights? YES
• Is it morally permissible to eat meat? NO
• Is the unexamined life worth living? NO
• Is truth subjectivity? YES
• Is virtue necessary for happiness? YES
• Can a computer have a mind? YES
• Can humans know reality as it is in itself? YES
• Is hell other people? YES
• Can art be created accidentally? NO
• Can we change the past? NO
• Are numbers real? NO
• Is it always better to know the truth? YES

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Welcome to the 2010-11 academic year. We’re hoping you’re facing many stimulating classes and encountering some interesting thoughts.

Here’s something just to get your thoughts going: David Hume ….



  1. blood_and_ashes says:

    I’m rather glad school has started back up, and very glad to see my gods have come to pay a visit this afternoon. I’ll be sitting in on Kleiner’s humanities class if he allows, but I was shocked to see today that he is forced to share offices!


    • Kleiner says:

      No complaints from me. I am glad to have a place to park my tush, and have a great view of Logan canyon out my office window. And I am rather enjoying the nice noise backdrop of the cooing 3 pigeons who live outside my window.
      For students looking for me, I am no longer in my basement hobbit hole but can be found on the 3rd floor of Main (341A).


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