Faith and Reasoning
Individual Position Paper
The philosophical questions I will try to answer and why they are of particular interest to
When trying to determine whether or not there is a God, should we turn to reason, or to
Philosophy &101 - Introduction to Philosophy Study Guide for Exam 1
Answer one set of questions from each of the following three sections for a total
of three essays. Make your answers as clear and as complete as you can. Put all
of your answers in the bl
The Body Theory and the Waking Moment Objection
The Body Theory is the idea that personal identity is identity of the physical, observable body,
and nothing more. What makes you the same person now as you were in the distant or recent past is that
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Writing Assignment 1: What is Philosophy?
Philosophy is known by some as the art of unconfusing. In more explicit terms,
philosophy is an academic field of study regarding reality, knowledge, consciousn
E VA L U AT I N G S I M P L E A R G U M E N T S F O R
VA L I D I T Y
If Harry caught the golden snitch, then Gryffindor
earned 150 points. Harry caught the snitch, so
Gryffindor must have earned 150 points.
Men of the Night's Watch never marry, and Bron
What is an
To present an argument is to
give reasons for thinking that
some conclusion is true.
Both reasons and conclusions are
what philosophers call propositions.
A proposition is a singular thought.
It is the meaning that lies behind
Kierkegaard Chapter 18
Existentialist- a philosopher who considers the nature of human conditions to be a problem and
tries to solve them.
Indirect Communication- Pg.492
Immediacy-Living in the moment, avoiding reflection and self-realization.
Existentialist believed everything in life is a tragedy. You need tragedy to be a better
Kierkegaard says even though life is filled with tragedies we would choose it over death.
Kierkegaard- Individual vs. Crowd
Nietzsche- Emotions vs. Rea
Q. Essence Precedes Existence
A. Knowing that were going to die changed our decisions
Q. Existence Precedes Essence
A. First we exist, and then who we are comes later through living life
Q. Major characteristics of existentialism