Day 1 Notes
Day 1 Notes PHIL 150A1
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Date Created: 01/16/15
INTRO TO PHILOSOPHY 01162015 PhHosophy Philos sophia methods subject matter Methods 1 Arguments o Deductive l if premises are true then conclusion must be true even if it s all false Ex Lassie is a cat all cats are hairless therefore Lassie is hairless Premises can be a Scienti c ndingstheories n Religious convictions n lntuitions 3 main subjects of Philosophy Epistemology l study of knowledge 0 What is knowledge How do we acquire knowledge Etc 0 Skepticism I belief that you never know enough If you think you know a lot there s so much more to know so you really know nothing Metaphysics l the study of reality 0 Basic questions Do dogs exist Do bananas exist 0 Hard questions Does God exist Do minds exist 0 Further questions What is the nature of the thing that exists 0 Value theory l the study of value 0 Ex goodbad rightwrong beautifulugly 0 Ethics study of right amp wrong Metaethics what is the nature of morality ls morality relative to cultural beliefs Etc Normative ethics what are the right moral principles to follow Applied ethics l speci c ethical problems 0 Ex animal welfare abortion
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