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1st week of notes - the 7 branches of philosophy

by: Carly Ott

1st week of notes - the 7 branches of philosophy 4481

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Carly Ott
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Richard Davis

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My detailed notes taken from week. I work very hard on my notes so I hope these are useful!
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This 1 page Class Notes was uploaded by Carly Ott on Sunday February 8, 2015. The Class Notes belongs to 4481 at Washington State University taught by Richard Davis in Winter2015. Since its upload, it has received 26 views.


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Date Created: 02/08/15
What philosophy is 7 branches 1 Metaphysics study of what is physical and what is not what is the meaning of life 2 Ontology philosophical exanimation of being why is there something instead of nothing 3 Epistemology theoriesstudies of knowledge how do we know things How do we know a Turning point questions of knowledge ethics morals etc b Two theories that are stemmed from epistemology i knowledge exists independent of experience innate knowledge ii all knowledge is derived from real world experience most taken in through our senses Axiology study of values morals ethics law etc of a culture History of philosophy history of its discipline itself and topics philosophy is interested in Interdisciplinary philosophy of science biomedical ethics religion etc Logic phil method study of arguments premises and conclusion a the reasons in the argument support the conclusion b Theory building testing hypothesis arguments etc c Two types of logic i Formal symbolic knowledge ii Informal argumentation as a linguistic activity NF Criteria and Evaluations o a standard ofjudgment a rule or principle for evaluating or testing something 0 Two types of evaluation 1 Objective Evaluation objective standards are applied a General agreement in regard to standards that are applied b Object is the focus does the object meet the criteria c Tendency towards agreement from those who evaluate d Example a diver being evaluated by an agreed criteria for divers and the diver is the focus 2 Subiective Evaluation subjective standards are applied a Evaluate based on personal criteria or standards or opinion no set criteria b Subject is the focus c Tendency towards disagreement d Example a diver being judged based on your personal opinion


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