Talons Philosophy

An Open Online Highschool Philosophy Course

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First Reflection

Well, I’ve only been in this course for a week and I guess the least I can say is that I am intrigued and confused.  With a topic so broad I have a difficult time understanding the basic idea of philosophy but I guess I could say I know more now, than I did just one week ago.  So far my understanding of Philosophy would be that this subject touches most aspects of life.  To me it is a whole new way of thinking about what you do from day to day and in the long run of life.  The last thought I have so far is that philosophy is essential to life.  To me, it is important to try and have an understanding of why we are here, what to do with our time here on earth and why we should want to have an understanding of why we are here.  I hope you all find this the least bit insightful and, that if this paragraph confuses you, well, I’m probably just as confused, if not more than you are.

 

One Response to First Reflection

  1. GNA Garcia says:

    Hi Joel,

    You reflection reminded me of this quote:

    “For the things we have to learn before we can do them, we learn by doing them.”
    ― Aristotle, The Nicomachean Ethics

    One of the coolest aspects of #philosophy12 is just that, you learn how to “do” philosophy by doing it i.e., thinking about it, reflecting upon it, dialoging, making–and in the company of many others engaged in the same worthy endeavor–so good.

    Keep pressing,

    GNA
    @DrGarcia in Chicagoland

     

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