What Philosophy means to me Speaking of the ment that were the hardest to respond to, one would have to the one about morality. Indeed, this notion is quite a debatable one since there is a considerable number of different ethical approaches that contradict with each other, yet seem quite convincing when analyzed independently (Chaffee, 2013). The above mentioned dilemmas relate to each other in the following way: they provide a person with two completely opposite views on the same problem. For example, the question about free will and determination of the actions allows a person to choose one’s position with regard to this issue.
In other words, there is no third option among these ones (Schick & Vaugh 2008). The answers that I have given show that I adopted an idealistic approach towards viewing the world, believe in free will as well as God. The way in which I have answers the questions suggest that I have not developed a strong position on morality, but believe in the scientific progress. Speaking of branches of Philosophy that these statements relate to, one might note the following: the first two are connected to materialistic or idealistic perception, the next two – free will and determinism, the next two – development of personality; the remaining ones reflect philosophical views on morality and ethics, theology and epistemology (Solomon & Higgins, 2014). All the above mentioned areas of philosophy are closely connected to my personal goals for this course as I am willing to learn a lot about the notion that are not quite familiar to me and improve my knowledge of some debatable issues.
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