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Q: What is Philosophy? jade

When questioned on what something means, a person could easily turn to a formal Webster’s definition. But I believe that everything in life has more than a surface-scraped meaning; philosophy especially. I think of philosophy as the core of all existence, because when you take a closer look at something, you can dissect it with … Continue reading

#DS106 Daily Create: What is Philosophy?

With much thanks to Alan Levine and Tim Owens for building the marvelous creativity machine that is Digital Storytelling 106 (#ds106)’s Daily Create, and to Alan for orchestrating my suggested Create to coincide with our class presentations on the same topic, it is a great thing to see the ripple of the question we are asking in … Continue reading

What Is Philosophy? ~Lazar

First Assignment: What is Philosophy?

In the interest of inviting our Open Online participants to join us right from the outset, I wanted to share the introductory activity the face-to-face class will be working on over the weekend so that we might get to know some of you out there as we come into next week. The assignment – one of a … Continue reading

Bertrand Russell’s “Value of Philosophy”

Courtesy of Jeff Longland via Twitter, a supplemental read for our first week: This view of philosophy appears to result, partly from a wrong conception of the ends of life, partly from a wrong conception of the kind of goods which philosophy strives to achieve. Physical science, through the medium of inventions, is useful to … Continue reading

Epistemological Ecology – Mr. J

There is a certain pleasure in being allowed to start things off in a class like #Philosophy12; while others may garner the satisfaction that comes from rising to the challenge of the various assignments and syntheses of ideas, as classroom facilitator my critical tasks have thus far revolved around the outset of the unit. Having … Continue reading

Curiosity – Emily

Plato’s Allegory of the Cave is a famous philosophical tale told to illustrate the philosophical way of thinking and how it can change us. What struck me most when we discussed the allegory was the why. I tried to imagine why and how such a thing could take place. Curiosity. Isn’t that why experiments like the Stanford Prison … Continue reading

Nicholas: The Three not-yet-wise Men

Imagine it’s late December 2004, just after Christmas and 3 men come home after a tiring day of boxing day shopping to sit down on the couch, relax, and watch the news. As they settle down, they watch in horror as the terrible news of the tsunami in Southeast Asia is relayed to them. The … Continue reading

First Assignment: What is Philosophy?

In the interest of inviting our Open Online participants to join us right from the outset, I wanted to share the introductory activity the face-to-face class will be working on over the weekend so that we might get to know some of you out there as we come into next week. The assignment – one … Continue reading