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Phl Unit 11

http://classics.mit.edu/Aristotle/nicomachaen.1.i.html Read as much as you can, and whatever parts you wish, of Aristotle’s classic work of ethics, Nicomachean Ethics. Perhaps focus on a section that appeals to you: moral virtues, friendship, the good life (the theoretical vs. practical life, in Book 10). Explain one element of his thought that you found compelling and persuasive. […]

Any topic (writer’s choice)

Practicing Critical Thinking1.) LIST the habits that hinder critical thinking (you may simply list them).2.) IDENTIFY the six important distinctions in critical thinking (you may simply list them).3.) COMPOSE a brief strategy for critical reading.4.) SUMMARIZE a brief strategy for critical listening.5.) CREATE a brief strategy for critical viewing.             […]

John Rawls Theory of Justice

To write a philosophy paper, per the guidelines detailed in “Writing a philosophy paper” in week two. You will research and discuss one of the theories listed below. You need to pick one you understand and like or appreciate. You should strive to demonstrate adequate understanding of the theory first in the paper. At least […]

Philosophy

Answer each question after the links below. Do not use any other outside sources. When answering questions use one quote from each link. 1) http://etc.usf.edu/lit2go/92/up-from-slavery/1575/chapter-3-the-struggle-for-an-education/ (Links to an external site.) Booker T. Washington What are the lessons Booker T recounts and how did he learn these life lessons? 2)  http://www.bartleby.com/114/3.html (Links to an external site.) […]

What is the significance of Descartes’s statement, cogito ergo sum, and how does his conclusions regarding the human soul overturn centuries of philosophical thought?

Book assigned for the course: “Meditations on First Philosophy”, Descartes (Hackett) To achieve clarity in writing, you must ask yourself three questions: (a) Are all of the terms (used by the author or myself) clear in their meaning? (b) Are all of the propositions (used by the author or myself) necessarily true or perhaps dubitable […]

Analysis of Skepticism with Michel de Montaigne

2) As we noted, Michel de Montaigne’s motto (along with “Que sais-je?”) is “epohke” or “je soutiens”I withhold judgment. Choose two essays and trace how Montaigne makes use of skepticism in his assaying of the relevant subjects. Suggested essays:1. Apology for Raimond Sebond2. On Physiognomy

Plato and Meno

Compare/contrast the character of Meno and Socratesas represented in Platos Meno.  Explain how the character of each is related to a specific account of memory and knowledge. This comparison should include an account of what each takes to be knowledge and its relation to ones character.

stoicism

answer the following questions, and number your responses accordingly. Do you agree with Epictetus that things like our desires, beliefs, and actions are completely within our control? Explain. Why do you think that the Stoics maintain that only our own acts are within our control, and outside things, even our own bodies, property, and reputations, […]

Leadership Theory

A central aspect of becoming a leader is knowing the similarities and differences between approaches, identifying the ones best suited to you, and knowing when to use which one. For this assignment, begin by choosing any three leadership styles/approaches from among all that were discussed: B-M Gridthe Situational ApproachPath-Goal stylesLeader-Member Exchange approachServant leadershipAuthentic leadership 1. […]

Reading/question answering

Please read the attachment files, for the textbook file, please read from “6 The Absurd” onwards. Then answer the following questions. Camus reading 1. What does Camus say is the one truly serious philosophical problem? 2. What does Camus say is the subject of this essay? 3. What is Camuss view of Ancient Greek philosophers […]

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