The Reflections of Life’s Existence

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The Reflections of Life’s Existence
PHIL201 –Introduction to Philosophy
July 31, 2014

The discussion of life’s questions is not easy. Philosophers use many points to prove their arguments. The debates of how and why we make our decisions will go on as long as we are around to research ourselves. Philosophers use metaphysics to study the world around us using science and knowledge. Epistemology is the study of how we gather knowledge and how it is trusted. Ethics is the framework by which people make decisions of right and wrong. Ethics also deals with individual, social, and cultural moralities.
The Reflections of Life’s Existence
Why do we care about the meaning of life? Do we need to ponder questions about our existence in order to be happy? Scientists and philosophers have pondered these questions and tried to find answers to concerns about free will and do we have a soul. They also have deliberated about how reason effects our decisions and if ethics plays a role in how humans interact. Do people with higher morals make for happier people?
What is real and how do we know the correct reality? Metaphysics is the study of reality and how we understand the world around us explained using science and reason. Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy (IEP) explains (n.d.) Aristotle believed that we perceive our world around us with our eyes. We are visual creatures. That is why sight is so important and the argument of materialism and spiritualism still exists. Humans use the material elements around us to explain and relate to each other. We consider physical attributes and their relationships to one another. Is the physical world more or less real than the spiritual or psychological world? That is the conflict amongst philosophers. There are two schools of thought. They are equal…...

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