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Phil 301 – January 20, 2010 http://bonevac.info/301 On reaction papers, use outline (ok to turn in like that) o Single or double-spaced - very flexible o Homework grades are the reaction papers Philosophy Philo (love) + Sophia (wisdom) Philosophy is the love (or pursuit) of wisdom Wisdom is good judgment So, philosophy is the love (or pursuit) of good judgment Wonder Philosophy begins in wonder o At the world o At what we do o At our nature Wonder reflection critical examination Metaphysics The study of what there is o What is the world made of? o What kinds of things are there? o What is real? What is merely apparent? o What am I? Epistemology
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Unformatted text preview: • The theory of knowledge o How do I know? o What is knowledge? o Can I have knowledge of anything at all? o If so, where do I get it? o Can I know anything independently of experience, through philosophical reflection alone? Ethics • Ethics is practical—pertains to action • So, ethics is the pursuit of good judgment about action—about what to do and how to live Is philosophy practical? • Philosophy asks questions o What the world is like, o How we know it, and o What we ought to do about it • Which affect our lives every day • Philosophy is the most practical of all disciplines...
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This note was uploaded on 11/15/2010 for the course PHIL 301 taught by Professor Bonevac during the Spring '08 term at University of Texas.

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