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- 11:42:00 AM Day 1 2-6 The Core 250 Questions How should I live(individual-Ethics How should we live(community-Politics What is really

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18:42 Day  1  2-6 The Core 250 Questions How should I live? (individual) -Ethics How should we live? (community) -Politics What is really real? -Metaphysics Who am I? -Anthropology How do we know? -Epistemology
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Ethics and Politics __Are_Based_On__ Metaphysics Anthropology and Epistemology 4 Basic Epistemologies: Authoritarianism Comes from external source, an authority person text Advangates : Most knowledge is of this kind, it is efficient, easily  accessible,  context
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Disadvantages : Confusion between power and authority, Authoritarian  information is ONLY AS GOOD AS ITS SOURCE, Requires  suspension of one’s own judgement. Intuitionism:   Chararistics: Personal Instantaneous Involuntary What it is NOT: Not Innate knowledge Not instinct Uses of Intuition Solving certain types of intellectual problems Dealing with certain relational problems Managing big life decisions Problems Can’t make it happen nor control it
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May produce wrong or even evil outcomes Can’t be tested or verified rationally Empiricism:  Knowledge through direct sensory experience  Common uses: Natural sciences Advantages: Open to public scrutiny and verification Presupposed by some other epistemologies  Productive - Especially in medicine technology Problems: Doesn’t explain the intangible world well        Our senses may deceive us         Inefficiency Note: Currently dominate epistimology Innatism:  Definition:  Inborn knowledge that is. .. Universal 100% Certain  Logical (fits with the other things we know) Examples of innatism Advantages of Innatism: Applies to everyone Certain It explains things that are difficult to explain
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18:42 What is a Zeitgeist?
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18:42 “spirit of the times” Ideas grounded in historical time and place  Individuals vs. Movements Myth Def: A story that explains the unknown terms of the known  What was unknown o Why nature operates as it does What was known? o Human interests, actions, and desires How it worked o A priest would have an insight How the banks overflowing because of god crying Intuitionism o The Ruler would enforce it  Authoritarianism o Examples Nut (noot)  Sun birther, swallow sun at night
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18:42 Isis and Osiris Husband, wife, brother, sister Evil killed osiris, sobs because of her husbands death, creates  rain Universality of Myths o All great civilizations have myths USA? Our myths tend to be in social sciences, not natural sciences Psychological Value of Myths o Myths help people overcome their fears and live in the world o Help relieve people of guilt Problems with Myths o Authoritarianism  Only as genuine as authority o Conflicting myths o Today? Examples of Egyptian Art
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This note was uploaded on 04/28/2008 for the course CORE 250 taught by Professor Baird during the Spring '08 term at Whitworth University.

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