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Psychology My self concept has been developed over time through various experiences. “"The self is something which has a development; it is not initially there, at birth, but arises
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Psychology My self concept has been developed over time through various experiences. “"The self is something which has a development; it is not initially there, at birth, but arises in the process of social experience and activity . . ." (Sole, 2011, p. 49). My concept of self is quite satisfied and confident in who I have become and what I have achieved thus far in my life. Every goal I sought to achieve has been acquired by the specified self imposed timeline (except for college). However, I am half way through achieving the college goal right now. I consider myself to be someone that radiates poise and achievement. I am someone who can be trusted and someone who you would want your children to be around. My self image is in a state of displacement at the moment as I am 13 weeks pregnant. So needless to say my physical bodily appearance is not at its peak. I consider myself to be intelligent, attractive and of a normal weight and height (absent the baby bump). My self esteem as I am sure you can see from my descriptive so far is pretty positive. Please note that I would never speak of these attributes in everyday conversation. I am only speaking of them because I was asked to do so. Nonetheless, I am glad to have the opportunity for self reflection. I spend allot of time thinking about what I have not done yet and not enough time appreciating what I have already accomplished. It is not often enough that people take the time to self reflect before they are well seasoned in years. Thank you professor for the opportunity. The self concept, self image and self esteem, described above, have helped me to be confident. Allowing me to be clear and decisive in conversation. Specifically, conversation with other scholars, mothers, and others trying to achieve a goal. Sole, K. (2011).Making connections: Understanding interpersonal communication. San Diego, CA: Bridgepoint Education, Inc. Developing self concept through experience is a big challenge and something that is to be admired. Not many people possess the skill and determination to do that. The very fact that physical appearance change but not the mental image is commendable. There is no point feeling bad about one’s appearance. It is God given and cannot be changed by mankind. What needs to be changed is the perception of one’s own. For that also, one has to look inside and not depend on others’ opinion.



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Philosophers, in general, regard it as intellectually irresponsible not to defend one's beliefs, or at least not to be prepared to do so if challenged. This is not to say that
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Philosophers, in general, regard it as intellectually irresponsible not to defend one's beliefs, or at least not to be prepared to do so if challenged. This is not to say that one's defenses are always successful. (Mosser, 2010) Philosophers feel that there is no point in having a belief in something if you are not able to justify why you believe in it or not. At the end of the day you may not get to an agreement with the person you talking to but at least you know that you justified it to the best of your knowledge. An advantage to believing something without examining it is if someone who fails to defend his or her views is unlikely to suffer any actual physical injuries. But philosophers do like to insist that philosophy offers a certain kind of protection, and offers one analogous weapons against one's opponent. Seen from this perspective, then, philosophy offers what might be called intellectual self–defense. (Mosser, 2010) A disadvantage is that you may have this belief but when someone asks you to explain why you are not able to explain it and look that this belief was just pressured on you. The subject I am passionate about is abortion. That has been a big ongoing debate about if it is right or wrong. I am big on it being wrong. This all boils down to how I was raised in the church to believe that murder is absolutely against the law of the Ten Commandments. By having an abortion one is killing the child that had no say in being brought into this world. One would argue what about incest or rape at the end of the day it’s my opinion and what i believe in and we will just have to agree to disagree. Reference: Mosser, K. (2010). Philosophy a Concise Introduction. San Diego, CA : Bridgepoint Education, Inc. According to the writer’s logic, beliefs have to be justified by logic. However, this may not be always possible. Sometimes we believe in divine power and cannot explain actions in a rational manner. Nevertheless, it is important to think critically and then take decisions. This would help us in avoiding taking an action in an hasty manner. The writer has expressed opinion about abortion, but left the views about rape and incest untouched. Agreed, rape and incest do not fall in the same category as abortion. One question that arises here is how about life of mother? If the childbirth puts the mother in danger, then whose life should the doctor save? Child or mother? The question is difficult to answer but then many people believe that life of mother is more important and her life cannot be sacrificed for the sake of an unborn child. The writer has said that this is what I believe in and we will just have to agree to disagree. But according to Socrates, our thinking should be done in rational manner and then only we can say that the decision is logical.



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Can a person be skeptical about everything, or are there limits? Technically yes a person can be skeptical about everything. This would entail a well
Posted On: Nov. 18, 2017
Author: Shipra


Can a person be skeptical about everything, or are there limits? Technically yes a person can be skeptical about everything. This would entail a well know doctrine amongst philosophers called ‘solipsism’. This is where an idea of the only thing that exist is in the world is in the mind of that individual (Mosser, K., 2013). There should be limits to skepticism as many philosophers do not take solipsism serious. Is it possible to doubt everything or almost everything? Yes it is possible to doubt everything, but just like being skeptical of everything is not practical and eventually people will not take your arguments serious. Does a person have an obligation to use ethical and moral reasoning when examining ones beliefs? I believe a person does have an obligation to use ethical and moral reasoning when examining ones beliefs. I say this, because examining a person’s belief ethically and morally allows them to ask questions that make you think what would I do?, if I were in their position. It keeps people from rushing to judgment. Are there beliefs you possess that cannot be challenged or shown to be false? Other than believing in Jesus Christ, I don’t think I have any beliefs that cannot be challenged or shown to be false, unless I go with Descartes’ saying of “I think, therefore I am” (Mosser, K., 2013). I don’t think a logical person can doubt everything including the ability to think. How might the skeptic respond to your claim that such a belief cannot be doubted? I’m not sure how a radical skeptic would even approach that they doubt we are thinking or exist. Identify one such specific belief and present your response to the skeptic. (If you don't have such a belief, explain how one could live while not accepting any claim as true.) Mosser, K. (2010). Philosophy, a concise introduction. San Diego: Bridgepoint Education, Inc Being skeptic is good to some extent as it provides an opportunity to the person to learn something new. However by only questioning and doubting everything, will lot lead one anywhere. One can doubt everything, but there comes a time when one has to accept facts the way they are and be practical also. Arguing simply for the sake of arguing is not a good style of gaining knowledge. It is obligatory on the part of each and every person, to be ethical and apply moral reasoning when examining one’s beliefs. However ethical and moral standards differ from person to person and from culture to culture. What may be ethical and moral for people in one culture may not be true for people from other culture. But one should definitely apply reasoning as per his own standards to come to conclusion. Beliefs depend on reasoning. What is reasonable for me can be changed if a strong argument is put up by others and that would make me change my belief.



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Discussion 1 Everyone Has a Culture Some students think that they do not have much of a cultural background because they were not born outside of the United States or because they do not speak
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Discussion 1 Everyone Has a Culture Some students think that they do not have much of a cultural background because they were not born outside of the United States or because they do not speak another language. The truth is that everyone has a culture! Your culture can be related to your race, ethnicity, gender, age, nationality, religion, sexual orientation, ability, etc. Take some time to write about your own culture and share with us what makes you who you are. Try to not focus on just one aspect of yourself, but try to utilize as many cultural elements as possible. Also, address why culture is important in communication. How does your culture affect your communication with others? We all have culture. One can say that we are born into cultures but are not born with culture. We learn culture in the process of growing up in a community. Culture is also not static in nature but keeps on changing and evolving on a continuous basis. It adapts to change in circumstances. Some factors that affect culture are our ethnicity, age, gender, sexual orientation, education, occupation and socio- economic status. It is culture that describes our way of life and the values and beliefs and attitudes that we adopt in our day to day life. Some people focus culture on rituals. It is important to understand that there is as much variation within cultures, as between them and that individuals express their cultures in various ways depending on the circumstances. For example, in our community, whenever we meet elderly people, we touch their feet. This is irrespective of the fact whether they are related to us or not. This ritual is important to us in communicating respect to elders. Then, on certain days we keep fast and pray. We don’t eat anything throughout the day, except for fruits. This is helpful in connecting to God almighty and communicates our religious inclinations. Thus culture communicates different types of meanings to the people around us. When people move to a new country, they often find the new environment is quite different to what they have been used to. They are likely to experience differences in language, dress, food, accommodation, transport, money, weather, lifestyle, attitudes and behavior. Adjusting to a new place, people and practices can cause feelings of being ‘out of place’, anxious, confused, distressed, frustrated and/or doubtful. Everything is suddenly very different from what they have been used to. Negative feelings are common and different people experience them at different times. It is important to remember this is a very common experience and is often called "culture shock". Discussion 2 Willingness to Listen Complete the “Willingness to Listen Measure” activity. Based on your results, do you have a high, moderate, or low willingness to listen to others? How do you think your willingness to listen score could impact your interpersonal relationships? Do you think that this measure was accurate for you? What about the measure do you think was or was not accurate? On the basis of Willingness to Listen Measure I find that I have moderate willingness to listen to others. The willingness to listen score gives a rough idea about one’s interpersonal relationships. Form the questions given in the activity; it is clear that sometimes we don’t pay attention to a boring speaker. Or at times we refuse to listen to a person who does not agree with us. Many a times, a person may not be clear in his thought process and we simply ignore him and don’t listen to him. All this indicates that we are bound to have poor interpersonal relationships. Our listening activity should not be controlled by the speaker. If he is saying something interesting it is good for us and if he is boring, we can always tell him in polite terms and not be aloof. When I looked at the questions, I found that the same were twisted in the sense these questions were put up in different way, even though they had the same meanings. So I don’t think the score has any major relevance to find out if we have good interpersonal relationship or not.



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Truth and the Limits of Knowledge Explain the epistemological perspective from the text (or outside sources) that most coincides with your view of truth and the way that the human mind grasps real...
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Truth and the Limits of Knowledge Explain the epistemological perspective from the text (or outside sources) that most coincides with your view of truth and the way that the human mind grasps reality. Coherence theory of knowledge is the epistemological perspective from the text that most coincides with my own view of truth and the way that the human mind grasps reality. Instead of depending on any one foundation, it instead relies on a complex system that interlaces with each other to help form our knowledge base and claims. “Coherence theory of knowledge is that no single belief, or set of beliefs, is privileged or foundational. Rather, our beliefs, or knowledge claims, form a complex, interconnected structure—sometimes compared to a spider’s web” (Mosser, K., 2013, p. 111). Explain why you find it to be the best explanation of the way that the human mind is able to understand its world. I find it too easy for any one way of ascertaining knowledge as fallible. Therefore, it seems more appropriate that there is a larger more complex system that interconnects to help us discern truth and knowledge. This also provides an easier way to revise our beliefs and knowledge in part on in whole on an as needed basis. However, it does have its disadvantages. “The obvious advantage of coherentism is that, because it doesn’t rely on foundational beliefs at all, it doesn’t have to worry about foundational beliefs being unjustified or potentially false. As we have seen, that seems to be a serious problem for the correspondence theory. However, the coherence theory, sadly, seems to confront a difficulty that may be as serious, if not worse” (Mosser, K., 2013, p. 111). Present your views on whether humans can actually know the truth about objects or ideas in the world. If you believe they can, explain why. If you do not think they can, explain why not. I do not believe that it is possible to know the truth about objects or ideas in the world as knowledge and ideas are constantly changing, accepted and discarded. “A specific science generally operates with what he called a “paradigm,” a generally accepted view of how things work, according to the science of the day” (Mosser, K., 2013, p. 129). Resources: Mosser, K. (2013). Philosophy: A concise introduction. San Diego, CA: Bridgepoint Education, Inc. According to coherence theory, no belief is fundamental in nature. Beliefs are a set of complex interaction of different viewpoints, which help a person to come to a conclusion. It is difficult to discern truth and knowledge. Our concept of truth is need based and keeps changing according to the situations we are forced to be in. knowledge and ideas keep changing as we are continuously learning and gain knowledge about known things as well newer things.



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In the book, Philosophy: a Concise Introduction (2010), Kurt Mosser explains, "Although empiricism itself has many different versions, we will regard it simply as
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Author: Shipra


In the book, Philosophy: a Concise Introduction (2010), Kurt Mosser explains, "Although empiricism itself has many different versions, we will regard it simply as the theory that our knowledge fundamentally, and ultimately, arises from out senses and the experiences that sensory information gives us” (pg 3.1). I have more belief in empiricism, because humans cannot help but to use our senses; in fact, we use our sense automatically – without thinking. The human body may not be perfect, but we came equipped with five senses by which we gather the pertinent information for survival; thus, we are the successfully intelligent species we are today. If the human senses were so ill equipped to attain knowledge, then I do not believe that the species would have evolved into intricate societies, which we have. Through knowledge, the species was able to be as successful as we are, which can be debated; but overall, we have survived and flourished. Finally, if I did not believe that humans could not know the truth, then I believe the odds we beat to survive were incredibly higher than they probably were. I do believe, however, that anything can be subjective, because no person can tell or convince someone else of something they do not want to believe in. Additionally, no one really has the place to disregard someone’s perception of the world, because we cannot experience each other’s senses. For the sake of simplicity, I do believe that we can know, but in reality, I do believe that there is a level of uncertainty with the biggest questions in life. I believe these questions are improvable because of the necessity of faith. Overall, our senses do an outstanding job of feeding our brains the information we need to survive; that is a pretty impressive feat and a large amount of knowledge for the species to have come this far. Mosser, K. (2010). Philosophy: a Concise Introduction. San Diego: Bridgepoint Education, Inc Human beings use their senses involuntarily. This is a result of our foundation of belief in empiricism. Certain actions of human beings are done without thinking. Our five senses guide us to a certain direction. That is what makes us intelligent. The evolvement of human species is a direct result of interplay of our senses. Our survival and the very fact that we have flourished is a result of use of our senses .Each one of us perceives a situation in his own way, and it is important for use to show respect to other’s way of thinking. Even though we may doubt, it is our faith that pulls us in the right path.



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The Limits of Skepticism Can a person be skeptical about everything, or are there limits? A person can be skeptical about everything, however it is not probable to so. There
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Author: Shipra


The Limits of Skepticism Can a person be skeptical about everything, or are there limits? A person can be skeptical about everything, however it is not probable to so. There are limits to skepticism as was proven in our course study guide. “Descartes says that anyone who thinks has to exist; that is, “I think, therefore I am” (Mosser, K., 2013, p. 106). With that being the case, there are limits to skepticism. “One can reject any and all knowledge claims. The closer we head to that extreme, the closer we reach its endpoint of absolute skepticism, where nothing is true: a position Descartes and others have suggested is impossible to maintain” (Mosser, K., 2013, p. 107). Is it possible to doubt everything or almost everything? As it is similarly stated above, it is possible to doubt almost everything or even everything. It does not mean however that one is correct in doing so. For instance, you can doubt that you exist or doubt that you need to breathe oxygen to live. You can doubt those things, but it does not necessarily make that type of doubting correct. Does a person have an obligation to use ethical and moral reasoning when examining ones beliefs? I believe a person has an obligation to use ethical and moral reasoning when examining ones beliefs. Without using ethical and moral reasoning when examining ones beliefs it is plausible that beliefs would exist that are unethical and immoral. For example, let us say a person holds the belief that when the moon turns red or orange they have to burn someone’s house to the ground. To practice this belief in the United States is not only unethical and immoral it is also against the law to set fire to someone’s house. Therefore, I believe a person has an obligation to use ethical and moral reasoning when examining ones beliefs. Are there beliefs you possess that cannot be challenged or shown to be false? Any belief that I posses can be challenged; however, not all of them could necessarily be shown as false. How might the skeptic respond to your claim that such a belief cannot be doubted? The skeptic could state that there are no certainties therefore; all of my beliefs could be shown as false. Then the argument would likely progress from there attempting to disprove my beliefs. Identify one such specific belief and present your response to the skeptic. (If you don't have such a belief, explain how one could live while not accepting any claim as true.) I believe that there is an afterlife when we die. The skeptic could respond with a question “how do you know there is an afterlife”? I would then have to provide evidence let us say for instance that when my heart stopped I seen the spirits of dead friends and family. The skeptic would likely dispute that stating that that was nothing more than that of a hallucination caused by lack of oxygen to the brain. This argument could proceed further. Technically one can be skeptical about everything in life. But logically and practically it is not possible to do so. The reason for the same is obvious. We have got to believe in certain things in life to survive and pull on. While it is possible to reject everything, it is not correct to do. Everyone has an opinion and justification for his belief. These have to be respected. One’s belief can be challenged but proving them wrong depends on how strong the argument is. Argument about one’s belief can go on and on and there is no end to it. Unless it is scientifically proven with reasoning, it is not possible to change the beliefs.



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Our text states, “Emotional intelligence has three components: (1) the ability to effectively perceive, communicate, and manage negative emotions; (2) the ability to
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Our text states, “Emotional intelligence has three components: (1) the ability to effectively perceive, communicate, and manage negative emotions; (2) the ability to experience, communicate, and sustain positive emotions; and (3) the ability to retain perspective during difficult times and to recover following stressful events (Zautra, 2003).” Empathy in my own words means to understand and care about how someone is feeling. After eating dinner, my husband decided that he wanted to touch-up the house with paint. He walked around with a paint roller and started rolling the walls in different areas of the house. While he did this, I was cleaning up the nice mess that my family tends to leave me almost every day when I come home from work. In addition, I had to sort and start some loads of laundry. He was done with the touch-up before I was done. He came over to me to show me his hands and how he had one little blister. Instead of consoling him, I asked him if he wanted to see my hands. It was difficult for me to show him sympathy knowing that I do a lot more housework than he does. I should have said what a great job he did, rubbed his hands, and asked if he wanted a bandage. Instead, I asked him if he wanted to see my hands. Luckily he responded with a request for a few kisses, which I did grant. Sole, K. (2011). Making Connections: Understanding Interpersonal Communication. San Diego, CA: Bridgepoint Education, Inc. https://content.ashford.edu Sympathy and empathy are both important in communication. At times showing sympathy is good enough. This is especially true in case the other person is just an acquaintance or if we don’t know him so well or if we are not very close to her. it is better to show empathy when the other person is in pain. One can forego the pain one is going thorough and look at the other person’s views by putting herself in her shoes. This way, the other person would automatically realize the importance of empathy. There are very good chances that she would reciprocate the gesture.



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Discussion 1 Proof of God’s existence After reading about the various proofs of the existence of God, identify which of
Posted On: Nov. 18, 2017
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Discussion 1 Proof of God’s existence After reading about the various proofs of the existence of God, identify which of these arguments seems to be the best, and explain why you think so. If you find none of them convincing, present your best argument against one of these proofs and why it fails to accomplish its task. Complete your response by reflecting on why philosophers have sought for thousands of years to provide such proofs, and whether it is necessary to do so. We all would like to get to know if God really existence and look for proof of his existence, or if we are non- believers, then for his non- existence. One cannot just say, “You have to believe”. However there some solid reasons that prove that God really exists. When it comes to the possibility of God's existence, the Bible says that there are people who have seen sufficient evidence, but they have suppressed the truth about God. On the other hand, for those who want to know God if he is there, he says, "You will seek me and find me; when you seek me with all your heart, I will be found by you." Before one starts looking around for facts surrounding God’s existence, he has to ask himself “If God does exist, would I want to know him? “ The complexity of our planet points to a deliberate Designer who not only created our universe, but sustains it today. For example, the earth’s size is perfect in all respects. It sustains the life of its inhabitants. Earth remains this perfect distance from the sun while it rotates around the sun at a speed of nearly 67,000 mph. It is also rotating on its axis, allowing the entire surface of the Earth to be properly warmed and cooled every day. And our moon is the perfect size and distance from the Earth for its gravitational pull. The moon creates important ocean tides and movement so ocean waters do not stagnate, and yet our massive oceans are restrained from spilling over across the continents. Scientific proof is based on repeatability of an experiment. It validates whether the outcome of a certain experiment determine if the outcome is false or has some truth in it. Science basically verifies truth by way of conducting tests which manifest certain consistencies with a prescribed method to arrive at such truths. So, if a person is asserting that God does not exist because no scientific method can be used to verify His existence is using philosophical and theological streams. Philosophers have argued and tried to find answer to the question of existence of God because of interest in the discipline of epistemology (the nature and scope of knowledge), and ontology (study of the nature of being, existence, or reality) and also their value, since concepts of perfection are connected to notions of God. The pondering on God’s existence began as philosophy gathered mankind’s thoughts beyond the material world, as to whether nature defines us, society and culture defines us or whether something detached from all that we experience defines us i.e. God. x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x Discussion 2 The Turing Test Present three specific questions that you would ask in the Turing Test to determine if something is real or artificial intelligence. Explain why you think these questions would be the type to reveal the computer to be a computer? Why would these responses have to be given by a human being? (If you don't think there are such questions, explain how the three questions you chose would fail to determine which one of the respondents was a computer and which was an actual human.) The Turning Test is a test of the ability of a machine to display intelligent behavior, which is equivalent to that of human being. Many scientists have conducted experiments to prove that computers can think and act just like humans or sometimes, may be better than humans. Some specific questions that can be asked in the Turing Test to determine if something is real or artificial intelligence would relate to those that have emotional content in it. For instance, one could ask a computer, how would you react if your hand comes in a machine? Or how would you behave if your son dies in a road accident? Or how would feel if you are working for a company for a long period, and if your colleague is promoted but you are not, even though you have done well in the past. These questions would reveal that a computer can only think of answers that are logical in nature. It does not have feelings or emotions. If the same questions are put up to a human being, he would react in a totally different manner, depending on the situation he is in.



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Climate and Air Pollution As increases in human population lead to expansive industrialization and cultivation, increased carbon emissions are resulting in global climate change. This atmospheric
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Climate and Air Pollution As increases in human population lead to expansive industrialization and cultivation, increased carbon emissions are resulting in global climate change. This atmospheric alteration may result in a number of detrimental environmental impacts including food insecurity, increased spread of disease, more intense storms, and sea level rise. As the United States is one of the largest contributors to atmospheric carbon emissions, what specific policies might the United States enact to reduce its impact on global climate change? Using at least two scholarly or reputable resources and your textbook, discuss the economic impacts of any proposed policy. Countries around the world need to take significant steps to alleviate climate change. Special attention need to be paid to the extensive and indiscriminate use of fossil fuels. There is an urgent need to switch over to non-polluting forms of energy such as solar and wind energy. We should also make sincere efforts to use energy more wisely and judiciously. To minimize the adverse impact of climate change, the need of the hour is to enact strict regulatory tools and at the same time offer financial incentives (Bryner2012). This would encourage common people and business establishments to reduce emissions of obnoxious carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases. Taking actions to reduce greenhouse gas emissions yield significant economic benefits. These benefits reduce are in the form of reduction in risk to human health and their welfare. This is a direct result of lower emissions of greenhouse gases and less global warming and climate change. New policies and regulations can have a substantial impact on the rate of climate change. Many solutions have been raised by the government with the introduction of strict regulations and changes in policies “The Pollution Prevention Act” established the national policy that pollution should be prevented or reduced at the source whenever feasible. Preventing pollution offers important economic benefits, as pollution never created avoids the need for expensive investments in waste management or cleanup (Geri, et al 2011). “Air Pollution Prevention and Control (APPCD)” APPCD within the National Risk Management Research Laboratory, conducts research, develops and demonstrates air pollution prevention and control technologies for key industries, electric power plants, incinerators, indoor environments and sources of greenhouse gases. References Bryner G. (2012) Integrating Climate, Energy, and Air Pollution Policies MIT Press Geri, L.R. McNabb D.E. (2011) Energy Policy in the U.S.: Politics, Challenges, and Prospects for Change CRC Press



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Philosophy has played and continues to play a major role in my life personally, professionally and educationally. In regards to education, I am pursuing a Bachelors
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Philosophy has played and continues to play a major role in my life personally, professionally and educationally. In regards to education, I am pursuing a Bachelors Degree in Homeland Security, by understanding philosophical views I can conclude that I will be able to find alternatives to questions that have yet to be answered about security of our homeland. Philosophy is invaluable as it is a means to question topics that may otherwise go without answers. People could benefit by thinking philosophically as it is a passage way to open a persons thoughts to think outside of the box, thus possibly leading to an alternate conclusion of topics. In regards to ethical issues it is in my opinion that philosophy also plays a great role due to the simple break down that philosophy is questions that are beyond the reach of scientific proofs. For example, Does God exist? There is no scientific proof, but rather theory and such as the ontological and cosmotological arguments that explain from a philosophical view why God in fact does exist. In society it is important to incorporate philosophical views as they play a key role in reasoning and critical thinking. It is important to challenge things that show no proof but just as important to think open minded and critically as to why a philosophical view may make sense thus leading to a moral compass and reasoning that allows humans to flourish. Philosophy plays an important role in our lives. We may not be aware of it but all aspects of our lives, be it profession or personal are affected by it. Study of philosophy gives us an insight to unanswered questions. It opens up thoughts of persons to look inside and seek answers to questions that they may not know. There is no scientific proof for certain questions like does God exist? But it is philosophy that helps us in finding the right and convincing answers to such questions. It is very important to include philosophy as a learning subject in our curriculum as it helps us in reasoning and critical thinking as well.



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I believe that the relationship between the study of philosophy and my academic goals rest with the idea of being able to know. I want to study physics; in physics,
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I believe that the relationship between the study of philosophy and my academic goals rest with the idea of being able to know. I want to study physics; in physics, even physical laws are sometimes questioned and tested, so at what point is there enough evidence. More interestingly, Charles Taylor, from the Intelecom video, brings up the point of the differences between explaining the French Revolution or describing it. I believe this concept can also be closely tied to the sciences, because new developments or discoveries need to be explained and described – just depends on the audience and the intent. I believe the biggest, or the most common, benefit or value from philosophy comes from the ability to thinking rationally through an argument, or difficult decision. Increasingly important, the ability to think logically also makes people more interested in being logical and acts as a catalyst to get people more interested in how they should be living their lives, or how they make their decisions. Springing from the same reason, ethical issues are affected due to the probability that people who thinking philosophically or logically will take more time and care when dealing with ethical dilemmas and questions. Finally, all this logical thinking can bring a sense of harmony to society, because people would not be carelessly making decisions or changes, which could affect other members of that society. Each decision would be made with the utmost care and level of rationale. Intelecom (2013). Intelligent Telecommunication. Retrieved from http://searchcenter.intelecomonline.net/playClipDirect.aspx?id=E22DB555B562B4634B7E6D051FE3F775E887BDFAD510E2778E97BB451E6E33A30EEBC78DF63984BEC8D09BCDA68C3422 Philosophy may not help us in thinking rationally, like science. But it definitely helps us in finding answers to questions that science may not be able to answers or explain. The logic may not work in philosophy. It is the belief that really works in philosophy. What science cannot explain can be attributed to super natural power, who guides our actions and thought process to a particular direction. We may not be a aware of it and may be doing it unconsciously. However the fact is that our actions do have some logic, which science may not be explain in a rational way.



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