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PHILOSOPHY Philosophy is divided into many sub-fields. These include epistemology, logic, metaphysics, ethics, and aesthetics. Epistemology is concerned with the nature and scope of knowledge, such as the relationships between truth, belief, and theories of justification. Logic is the study of the principles of correct reasoning. Metaphysics is the study of the most general features of reality, such as existence, time, the relationship between mind and body, objects and their properties, wholes...

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Philosophy of Teaching Philosophy is described as “one of the various established or traditional way of looking at the world that have been defined and indentified by those who practice the discipline whether in the academy or not.” With any profession there are responsibilities that come with the career, in my chosen career path there are people that I have to make sure that I reach; students, parents, the Physical Education department, and the school systems. The two philosophies that...

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 Philosophy PHL/215 November 03, 2014 Philosophy Philosophy is “the study of ideas about knowledge, truth, the nature and meaning of life, etc…; a particular set of ideas about knowledge, truth, and meaning of life; and a set of ideas about how to do something or how to live” (Philosophy, 2014, para. 1). Philosophy plays a huge role in all of our lives. Studding of philosophy influences our lives in many ways and has many purposes. Philosophy has five major branches metaphysis, epistemology...

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by class time on 5/9. If for some reason you cannot attend class that day, please place a hard copy of your paper in my mailbox in the Philosophy Department Office, 3308 Boylan. Emailed papers will be considered to be late. Late papers will be penalized ½ of a letter grade for each class session past the due date. General Recommendations for Writing a Philosophy Paper 1. Have a title: It doesn’t have to be witty or clever, but a title is a good first indication of what your paper will be about...

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Philosophy 1. How are Plato's and Descartes' views of the soul/self similar? Both Plato and Descartes believe that the soul/self is best (or only) to think and learn separate from the body and its faculties. According to Plato, “the soul reasons best without bodily senses.” Plato claims that sight, hearing, pain, and pleasure are a distraction to the soul in its search for reality, and that true knowledge can only be achieved with pure thought alone. “The body confuses the soul and prevents...

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Philosophical Essay EDUC 200 – Principles of Education Philosophy is a set of beliefs or ideas one has towards their discipline or line of work. Don Kauchak and Paul Eggen, authors of the textbook “Introduction to Teaching: Becoming a Professional,” define philosophy as “The study of theories of knowledge, truth, existence, and morality” [ (Kauchak & Eggen, 2011) ]. The philosophy of education is a very important aspect of teaching. It is meant to guide teachers in the classroom and offer insight...

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Idealism Idealism is the metaphysical and epistemological doctrine that ideas or thoughts make up fundamental reality. Essentially, it is any philosophy which argues that the only thing actually knowable is consciousness (or the contents of consciousness), whereas we never can be sure that matter or anything in the outside world really exists. Thus, the only real things are mental entities, not physical things (which exist only in the sense that they are perceived) Progressivism Progressivist believes...

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understanding of yourself and the world, and of the life that is best for you, then philosophy is most likely worth a few hours of your time. Philosophy is concerned with the justification of our most basic beliefs and the analysis of the concepts making up these beliefs. Some of these beliefs are highly relevant not just to how we understand ourselves and the world around us, but also to how we should act in this world. Philosophy pursues questions rather than answers. What is the justification of the government’s...

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firmly given treatises of his own interpretation on this subject. This has caused manygfjkfgmngcccccccccccccccccccccccccccccccccccb scholars and other philosophers to critique his understandings and express their own viewpoints of Yahyah Ibn Adi’s philosophy on the unity and trinity of God. Emilio Platti in his article Yahya B. Adi And His Refutation Of Al-Warraq’s Treatise On The Trinity In Relation To His Other Works and Sidney H. Griffith in her article Commending Virtue And A Humane Polity In 10th...

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Introducing philosophy to children is a very controversial subject. Michael S. Pritchard, the author of Reasonable Children, explores the concept of introducing philosophy to children within the schools before they enter their college years. Pritchard assumed that the study of philosophy should begin at a college level. At the start of this assignment my first reaction was similar to Pritchard’s, philosophy starts during the college years. I could never imagine discussing...

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