DISCUSSION PHILOSOPHY 2!
DUE BY 11:59 p.m. Fri. April 12
This discussion aligns with Learning Outcomes 1, 3, 5 and 7.
Identify three concepts or perspectives that stopped to make you think in this philosophy class, and discuss why. (1)
Our discussions are a valuable opportunity to have thoughtful conversations regarding a specific topic. You are required to provide a comprehensive initial post with 2–3 well-developed paragraphs that include a topic sentence and at least 3–5 supporting sentences with additional details, explanations, and examples. In addition, you are required to respond substantively to the initial posts of at least two other classmates on at least two different days. All posts should be reflective and well written, meaning free of errors in grammar, sentence structure, and other mechanics.
Demonstrate proficiency in critical thinking
Demonstrate understanding of Global Social Responsibility
Recognize the relationships between cultural expressions and their contexts
Understand cultural expressions
Interpret and evaluate cultural artifacts and/or their contexts for significance
Recognize concepts in metaphysics, axiology, and epistemology and the context of their development
Comprehend the scope of philosophic inquiry and how beliefs are formed and justified especially within a particular cultural construct
Understand the principles of freedom, determinism and moral responsibility in human interaction
Upon completion of this module the student will be able to:
Define ontology and describe its related classifications in the history of ideas
Contrast Materialism from Idealism; Define and compare Monism, Dualism, and Pluralism
State the difference between a human person and a human being
Distinguish the ego theory of the self from the bundle theory
Explain the mind/body problem(1)
Readings and Resources
Plato, Republic Section 506c — 520a from Perseus Digital Library, Tufts University
Metaphysics: Ship of Theseus from Wikipedia.
(Note: These materials are considered supplemental and thus are not used for assessment purposes.)
Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy website
Leonardo DiCaprio & The Nature of Reality: Crash Course Philosophy # 4 by CrashCourse
“Man, as Project,” by Ortega y Gasset and translated by Samuel P. Moody
Philosophy — Metaphysics: Ship of Theseus [HD] by Wireless Philosophy
A Romp Through the Philosophy of Mind — Session One: Identity Theory and Why It Won’t Work by Marianne Talbot
Aquinas and the Cosmological Arguments: Crash Course Philosophy #10 by CrashCourse
Personal Identity: Crash Course Philosophy #19by CrashCourse
Arguments Against Personal Identity: Crash Course Philosophy #20by CrashCourse
Personhood: Crash Course Philosophy # 21by CrashCourse
Where Does Your Mind Reside?: Crash Course Philosophy #22 by CrashCourse
Artificial Intelligence & Personhood: Crash Couse Philosophy #23 by CrashCourse
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