When you are visiting schools, DEFINITELY --

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Re: When you are visiting schools, DEFINITELY --

Postby Bearlyalive » Mon Apr 18, 2016 6:59 pm

4thand9 wrote:
I think that's a different situation than the 0L visiting a class for ASW and volunteering to answer a question. Would have been tough for you to just say "lol no thanks prof."

Even at HLS ASW #1, one kid just went in on the negotiation clinic spouting off about ethics and moral pluralism to the entire 400 student audience. Talking about value positions and basically taking his philosophy class final paper and repeating. He appeared to think he was so ground-breaking and thought-provoking :roll:


I mean, in fairness to that guy (it wasn't me, I promise), the professor in that case was soliciting opinions on how each group reached a consensus. I know that my group (not with that guy in it) spent the vast majority of our actual debate time talking about deontological justifications for choosing to randomize who we saved. We simply happened to have a group where all of our were at least nominally interested in and informed about those topics. I don't think that discussing that is any less valid than, say, the groups who talked about scientific principles behind drug testing because they had someone with a background in pharmaceuticals.

Now, maybe I'm misremembering and it was worse than you described here. I definitely could see myself rolling my eyes at someone who actually tried to moralize to other people, rather than just stating the moral consensus that the group reached. In that case, mock away.

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Re: When you are visiting schools, DEFINITELY --

Postby 4thand9 » Mon Apr 18, 2016 7:07 pm

Bearlyalive wrote:
4thand9 wrote: :roll:


I mean, in fairness to that guy (it wasn't me, I promise), the professor in that case was soliciting opinions on how each group reached a consensus. I know that my group (not with that guy in it) spent the vast majority of our actual debate time talking about deontological justifications for choosing to randomize who we saved. We simply happened to have a group where all of our were at least nominally interested in and informed about those topics. I don't think that discussing that is any less valid than, say, the groups who talked about scientific principles behind drug testing because they had someone with a background in pharmaceuticals.

Now, maybe I'm misremembering and it was worse than you described here. I definitely could see myself rolling my eyes at someone who actually tried to moralize to other people, rather than just stating the moral consensus that the group reached. In that case, mock away.


No need to mock away haha.

Yeah the prof solicited opinions. This guy, from my memory, was making categorical conclusions about morality and basically saying that his path was the only path which you could justify in a strict logical sense, therefore, everyone else's did not logically hold up (something along those lines, not a phil. kid).

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Re: When you are visiting schools, DEFINITELY --

Postby Bearlyalive » Mon Apr 18, 2016 7:11 pm

4thand9 wrote:
No need to mock away haha.

Yeah the prof solicited opinions. This guy, from my memory, was making categorical conclusions about morality and basically saying that his path was the only path which you could justify in a strict logical sense, therefore, everyone else's did not logically hold up (something along those lines, not a phil. kid).


In that case, I'll join you in rolling my eyes :roll:

I probably just suppressed the memory haha.

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Re: When you are visiting schools, DEFINITELY --

Postby zhenders » Mon Apr 18, 2016 10:40 pm

seashell.economy wrote:
zhenders wrote:audible groans of EVERYONE.


I mean, that's rude, too.



I realize this paints my classmates quite unfairly; 100% dramatic emphasis for the story's sake. There was chatter, but no one was impolite.

I did lazer beam him with my eyes pretty intensely though.

Also yeah, the guy who spoke to the prof before class in a prior post = totally acceptable and completely, completely different. This was puerile arrogance.


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