Asian Philosophy

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Dr. J oyigo

PHL 4220A

Asian Philosophy
Why would I encourage a fellow student to take Asian philosophy course

2/11/2016

Introduction
The quest for truth is elusive in modern society because we are accustomed to using science to show us that something is true. Not everything can be proven by science, since it requires significant material evidence to be a matter of fact. Therefore many issues are left out. Philosophy comes in to take the challenging topics, like the meaning of life and existence. It explores them in ways science is incapable of doing, since they yield no material evidence, and gives us knowledge that is even more important than that of gravity. After all if we don't know why we are here, then why are we here? Therefore, I would encourage a fellow student to take this course.
Reasons why I would encourage a fellow student to take this course: * Primarily, to avoid the mistake of thinking that “If i don’t know it, it must not be important.” The study of human thought is incomplete and incoherent without the valuable contributions from the East * Philosophy seeks not simply knowledge, but deep understanding and wisdom.
Philosophy is an activity people undertake when they seek to understand themselves, the world they lie in, and the relations to the world and each other. Those who study philosophy are engaged in asking, answering, evaluating, and reasoning about some of life’s most basic, meaningful, and difficult questions, such as: * What is it to be a human? * What is the human mind? * Are we responsible for what we do, or are we just helpless victims of our genes, environment, and upbringing? * Is there a God? * What is the best sort of life to live? * What is happiness? Can we hope to attain it? Is it what matters most in life? Can bad people be…...

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