Philosophical Discussion. Philosophy and the Strategies of Dialogue. Philosophy is a discipline that considers alternative ways of acting, creating, and speaking.... read more ›
Focus on the question and think: What would have to be true for my conclusion to be true? Then show that those things are true. If the question is: “Does Jones provide a strong argument for Principle X” you must state principle 'X' and Jones' argument, preferably in your own words using citations.... see more ›
Philosophical Questions About Happiness. What is the meaning of a good life? Is it more important to be respected or liked? Have we become less happy in this age of technology?... continue reading ›
There are no final answers that can be given to philosophical questions because they can always be opposed by contrasting views. Because philosophical questions are contestable and problematic, they require complex thinking to answer.... continue reading ›
To be philosophical is to stay detached and thoughtful in the face of a setback, or to approach a tough situation in a level-headed way. When his girlfriend left him, Bernard was philosophical: "If she loves me, she'll return." In ancient Greece, philosophy literally meant a love of knowledge and wisdom.... continue reading ›
5 mark questions are very similar to 3 mark questions except you will be asked to explain a slightly more detailed concept or argument. Again, don't write too much – just define any key terms in the question and then explain the idea or concept you are asked to explain. Don't analyse or evaluate.... see more ›
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Typically, these 25-markers present a theory and ask you to discuss its validity. After stating your intent in the introduction, i.e. whether you are arguing for or against the validity of the theory, this argument should follow through your essay consistently.... read more ›
Quite literally, the term "philosophy" means, "love of wisdom." In a broad sense, philosophy is an activity people undertake when they seek to understand fundamental truths about themselves, the world in which they live, and their relationships to the world and to each other.... view details ›
The 3 Basic But Big Questions of Philosophy Deal with Existence. Where did we come from? Why are we here and how should we live? Is there hope for our future and life after death?... see more ›