Intro to Philosophy
1. Freedom is the right to have free will in acts such as speaking and thinking without any
external constraints. Interactions such as the government and its laws can constrain a
person from doing what they please. F
Why does Sartre think that we are condemned to responsibility for our own choices and
actions? Do you agree? Explain. 424
Sartre believes that man is nothing else but what he makes of himself. (Sartre 425) This
Prompt: Is freedom necessary for living the good life in a good society? Is giving people freedom
always giving them something positive?
In order to discuss the topic of freedom, we must first understand what fre
This is a great essay and I think you clearly present your stance on why it is not
necessarily bad to take a life. You provided evidence from real life including putting a sick
animal to sleep. You also provided
Overall you did a great job in arguing your c
Do you believe that a morally good person will, at least in normal circumstances, also be
assured of being a happy person? Why or why not?
Morality as defined in the Solomon text is a set of principles, or rules, that guide us in
our actions. (Solomon
1. Metaphysics is an attempt to say what reality is. It allows philosophers to debate what
is real and what is not. Types of metaphysics include materialism, idealism, dualism,
monism, and pluralism. Ontology is the study of
Introduction to Philosophy
Prompt: Can a life be fulfilled by desire? If we understand life as desire, are we doomed to
lifelong frustration? Would the Four Noble Truths provide support for or against this?
Desire is the inclination
Prompt: If a belief makes a person happier and more secure, does that make it true?
A belief is a strong trust, faith, or confidence in someone or something. It serves as a
powerful tool that shapes our everyday lives by infl
Exam 1 Questions
1. Benjamin Franklin would agree with one of the following statements below,
A. Everyone acts according to his or her strongest desires
B. Jesus was a moral exemplar, not a divine being.
C. There is only one God and he is Omniscie