Write a 400-500 word response to ONE of the following: Be sure to give a detailed explanation of your chosen topic, elaborate, use examples, and be critical.
Essays: Choose One of the Following:
1: Why is Socrates considered the wisest? What kind of wisdom is Socratic Wisdom (How does it differ from conventional wisdom)? Why does Socrates accept death? How does Socrates understand both wisdom and death? (extra step) What kind of understanding of the human self does this promote/advocate?
2: Define Hedonism: Then Explain as detailed as possible the hedonism of Epicurus. What is Epicurus views on death? What is the way to happiness according to Epicurus? What are the benefits/flaws of this way of thinking? Do you agree or disagree with Epicurus? Be as specific as possible.
3: What is the fundamental question of philosophy according to Albert Camus? What is awakened in existential weariness? Explain Camus notions of Absurdity, Suicide, and Recovery. Be as specific as possible. What are the benefits/limits of existentialism?
4: Explain Thomas Aquinas Teleological argument (a.k.a. the argument from Order and Design). What exactly is Teleology? What does order and design imply? Do you agree or disagree with Thomas? Be as specific as possible.
5: Define Psychological projection theory. Explain Marxs psychological projection theory as he proclaims that Religion is the opium of the people. What is wrong with the illusion of Religion according to Marx? What is Marxs solution to the problem of religion? What are some of the benefits/problems with this theory?