Platos Life (428 BCE)
Brought together all major concerns of human thought into a
coherent body of knowledge
Plato founded the Academy at Athens
Its aim was to pursue scientific knowledge through research and the
WE ARE NOW SHIFTING FOCUS AND ARE CONCERNED ABOUT WHAT
WE OUGHT TO DO AND WHAT SORT OF PERSON WE WANT TO BECOME.
NOTES ON ETHICAL RELATIVISM AND MORAL NIHILISM ARE TAKEN DIRECTLY FROM SHAFER-LANDAUS THE FUNDAMENTALS OF
To what extent does r
Aristotle invented formal logic.
Categories- explains how we think about things
At least 9 categories
Believed the categories were in existence outside the mind and in
Everything that exists has a reason
deontologists are those who act out of duty. This way of thinking is in opposition to
consequentialism. This way of thinking holds that there are some acts that are morally forbidden
despite the consequences. What makes a choice
After evaluating the strength of traditional western approaches to the
issue of justifying religious belief, we will now compare these
approaches to Hinduism (Eastern philosophy).
Remember: The Judeo-Christian tradition claims that God created the
philosophy moved in a new
direction, this new philosophy was
influenced by past philosophers.
we focus on the art of living.
we focus on ourselves
aim of life