Negro Movie Discussion Questions

Negro Movie Discussion Questions

This journal will involve the consideration of definitions and fallacies, which is the material we cover in Week 2.

The link for upload will be made available when the journal assignment is complete.

Answer each question in about three sentences.

Task 1: Watch at least the first 30 minutes of Week 1 and 2 Viewing: I Am Not Your Negro: James Baldwin and Race in America (REQUIRED VIEWING)-2

What are three things you learned from this film?

Task 2: What is the intension and extension of this film?

Task 3: Give two examples each of an intensional and extensional definition.

Task 4: In Chapter 2, Section D, we are given ways to apply definitions. Give an example of three of these definition techniques that James Baldwin finds questionable or offensive.

Task 5: In Chapter 4, we find informal fallacies. Describe two fallacies each from Sections B, C and E by using the material of the film. Make sure to state them as arguments. You need a total of six arguments.

Task 6: If there is an overarching fallacy in the film, what is it? State as an argument.

What is LogicLand to a Child? (DISCUSSION)

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Have you heard of the Age of Reason? It is an intriguing description for Catholic children who have reached an age, seven years old, at which they can discern right from wrong. Morality, as many think, is actually not a matter of opinion. As examples, it is not a mere preference or opinion that poisoning the water supply for profit, as is happening in Flint, Michigan and the Dakotas is immoral. It is objectively wrong to permanently harm or kill people for money.

We will study morality in Logic. But why? Why would we study morality in Logic, the paragon of abstract reasoning? Answer: All reasoning begins in Logic. Any subject assumes Logic is the bedrock of human rationality – from Physics to Psychology to Law to Sociology to Morality.

In Week 1, we discussed LogicLand. All areas of study and inquiry begin in LogicLand. We must travel there before we travel anywhere.

We learned of many terms there which demonstrate the fundamental difference between Logical Analysis and Truth Analysis.

Explain LogicLand to a child who has reached the Age of Reason. You can use a metaphor as we have used Beaters versus Hondas. Or you can use concrete examples that a child would understand. Negro Movie Discussion Questions Negro Movie Discussion Questions project