Thinking About Philosophy
It is not unusual to hear people say, “My philosophy about that is…” Generally, what they mean by “philosophy” is not the same as the meaning of “philosophy” in this course. To beginners in philosophy and experts in some philosophical area or topic, “philosophy” has something to do with its original meaning in Greek: philo (love) + sophia (wisdom), or the love of wisdom.
How would you distinguish between what the phrase “My philosophy about that is…” and the word “philosophy” mean?
To prepare to write this 2–3-page essay, review the overviews and resources from Modules One and Two as well as the course resources provided to you. Then review the grading rubric to be sure you see what elements are important in constructing your essay.