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headorheart - Honors Symposium Dr. Karen Erickson 3/26/07...

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Honors Symposium Dr. Karen Erickson 3/26/07 Head or Heart? There is a common question that arises when debating on what one should do in a particular situation, “Which should you trust more, your head or your heart?” It is assumed that you should listen to your head for a more logical solution, and to your heart for a more ethical, moral solution. This question then turns into a debate whether to do what is right versus what may actually be best for you. There is also the argument raised that the two are not separate things at all, but rather we just perceive them to be that way. I agree with the latter of the two arguments. Instead of asking which you should trust more, the question should be asking what difference, if any, there is between the two. Some people claim to be logical thinkers, that they decide things with their heads in the most rational way possible. Others claim to decide things with their hearts, always choosing the morally correct option. We as humans can’t actually
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This note was uploaded on 04/28/2008 for the course HONR 100 taught by Professor Erickson during the Fall '06 term at CSB-SJU.

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