A. The study of philosophy is the pursuit of wisdom and the love for wisdom.
B. Might be achieved through the things written below.
C. Beliefs one person has can influence beliefs of many through words- philosophy breaches greater understanding of unknown.
A. What a person has always known. In childhood is when our personal truths take place. Some people think truth is only what they see/slash know. Some-take word of professionals/scientists as truth. Some- own imagination is truth.
B. Objective and subjective truths- subjective more common and a person can’t have knowledge unless they believe in their truth but that doesn’t mean it is true and you can know something that is false but if you think you know something, you think it is true.
1. John Locke- empiricist. Believed in table rosa(blank slate) as a person’s mind waiting to be written on and that a person gains truth from experience.
2. When a person is born, they know nothing, but as they move throughout life, they gain knowledge and seek the truth.
3. George Berkeley- believed experience was source of knowledge but only perceptions are experienced and people only experience ideas.
4. Material things just clusters of ideas and people never have direct experience with things themselves. Things exist continually.
A. A person shapes their own reality or someone else shapes a reality for them. Therefore, a person can never know what is real
B. From a young age, people are impressible. Whatever they are presented with will become real for them.
1. Plato’s Cave- if a person only ever knows one thing and one life, then that will be what they believe is real because there will be nothing else for them to believe.
2. If a person is imprisoned in a cave, such as they were in Plato’s story- ssaw shadows on wall, heard noise from above them- would think that it was reality even if one prisoner saw different reality others wouldn’t believe him.