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Week 6: Other Voices INTRODUCTION Most major thinkers of the Western tradition presented their ideas and beliefs as universally true. They felt their truths, inferred from their particularly Western world view, applied to all of humanity. After all, Western philosophy originated in Greece and expanded throughout Europe—for some philosophers, the "whole world" meant Europe. What if the Western philosophers studied in this course were alive today? Would their arguments, beliefs, truths, and views seem limited? What other voices would they have to incorporate, learn about, and understand? This week you will have the chance to synthesize what you have learned to think critically about the "other voices" of Philosophy. LEARNING OUTCOMES By the end of this week, you should be able to: Explore the roles of "other voices" in understanding philosophical truths Describe differing world views in understanding major philosophical questions Examine philosophical beliefs
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LEARNING RESOURCES Readings Course Text: The Big Questions: A Short Introduction to Philosophy o Chapter 10, “Philosophy, Sex, Race, and Culture” (pp. 297–343) Course Text: The Philosopher’s Way: Thinking Critically About Profound Ideas . o Chapter 4, “Are You Free? Freedom and Determinism” (pp. 158–219) o Chapter 5, “How Can We Know the Nature of Reality? Philosophical Foundations” (pp. 222–265) Schick, T., & Vaugh, L. (2008). What is your philosophy? In Doing philosophy: An introduction through experiments. New York: McGraw-Hill. This document will be used in this week's Reflection. Media Wachowski, A., & Wachowski, L. (Writers/Director), Silver, J. (Producer). (1999). The matrix [Motion picture]. Warner Bros Pictures. This science fiction movie describes a world in which humans are living in a computer-generated reality built to keep them under control and provide the oppressor computers with energy. Neo, the hero of the story, has to choose between continuing to live in this artificial reality or break out and liberate mankind. This movie will be used in this week's Reflection. It addresses several of the big questions of philosophy that you have examined during the past five weeks. Please be sure to locate a copy of this movie
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