5.1 WHAT IS THE NATURE OF REALITY (PG. 228-238)
1) KEY WORDS
a) Metaphysics- philosophical investigation of nature, constitution, and reality.
b) Epistemology- study of the nature of knowledge and justification.
c) Apeiron- the indefinite/ unlimi
5.1 What is The Nature of Reality Pg. 228-238
philosophical investigation of nature, constitution, and reality.
study of the nature of knowledge and justification.
the indefinite/ unlimited/ the bo
3/2/16 4.5 A Feminist Analysis of Freedom; 10.6 Justice is What Promotes Gender Equality: Okin
Repressive social forces can erode an individuals psychological autonomy.
External and Internal
Cant choices be unfre
2/17/16 9.4 Consequences: Utilitarianism; 9.5 Authenticity: Existentialist Ethics
Moral actions are based by the consequences.
Hedonism- pleasure is the only thing of true value. Meaning of life is pleasure.
2/8/16 4.1 Are You the Master of Your Fate? 4.2 Determinism; 4.3 Combatibilism; 4.4 Indeterminism
Success has a
thousand fathers, but
failure is an orphan.
We want to believe we are free. When things are going well, we tend to
2/10/16 8.1 Your Moral Compass; 9- What are right actions?
Ethics and Values
Study of values that govern our moral character. Cultural customs or habits.
Thinking about the
Must think philosophically about what it is. Not only w
9.3 Maxims: Duty to Moral Laws
2 kinds of moral
Ethical view that moral value is fulfilling ones duty. A univ
2/3/16 3.10 The Self Is the Brain: Physicalism
All aspects of universe are composed of matter and energy, explained by laws
- Functionalsim- - patte
2/3/16 3.5 The Self is Consciousness: Locke; 3.6 There is No Self: Hume; 3.7 We Construct the Self:Kant
Laid the groundwork for empiricism. The mind is a tabula rasa, a blank slate in
which experience writes.
3.4 Descartes Modern Perspective on the Self
founder of modern philosophy mathematician and scientist.
Concerned with understanding the thinking process. What is the nature of our
The natural light
2.4 The Trail and Death of Socrates
On trial for his life under allegations of corrupting the youth; does not believe in the gods
whom the state believes in, but in other divinities.
Was really about him encouraging people not to follow blindly to the way
pg. 388-404; 419-421 7.5 The Problem of Evil, 7.6 Faith and Religious Experience
Types of evil
Responses to evil
Free will counter
7.1 Religious Beliefs; 7.4 Can We Prove the Existence of God?
Evaluate the reasons, evidence and arguments. Expand and deepen
-Execution of Socrates for not believing i