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These questions are about personal opinions and beliefs. What your answers reveal is nothing more than how you specifically believe. Please do not complain if the question itself upsets you. This is simply asking your opinion. You could always choose not to answer that question if you don't want to give your opinion.

Anyone who fills this meme out is encouraged not to rush through it, but to sit still and actively think about how to answer the question. Take your time.


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What does "philosophy" mean to you? Do you have a favorite philosopher? Who? Why? Do you have a philosophy of life?


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What branch of philosophy interests you the most?

A brief list of the branches of philosophy: [Wikipedia: Philosophy#Areas of inquiry]


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Do you think there is a single standard or rationality that we all can agree on? Why or Why not?


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What do you see that we get out of doing philosophy? What is its value or purpose?


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If you went to a Socrates Café, what question would you be interested in debating?

A brief explanation of a Socrates Café: [Socrates Café website]


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"Life is Suffering." Do you agree?

Here's an explanation of the Four Noble Truths in Buddhist teachings: [Buddhism.about.com: The Four Noble Truths]


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Are you persuaded by Socrates' defense in the "Apology"? Why or why not?

I'll just let the video explain this one. [YouTube: Socrates' Apology]
…Well, maybe the text too. [MIT.edu: Socrates' Apology by Plato]


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Do you agree with Socrates in that death could be a great blessing and not just a great evil? Explain your answer.


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What is your idea of the "good life"?


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What does "virtue" (or being virtuous) mean to you?


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Should we judge the ethical quality of actions by their consequences, or by their motivations?


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Do you agree with Spock that the good of the many should always outweigh the good for the few (or the one)? Why or why not?


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What does justice mean to you? What would a just political system be like?


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Do you agree with Descartes that the mind is separable from the body? Why or why not?


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Do you think there's a big difference between waking and dreaming perceptions, or are they similar? Explain.


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Do you think there is only one possible future, or are there multiple futures that may be possible? Explain.


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Do you believe in the existence of God? Why or why not?


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Alright. Now tag somebody if you want. You don't have to, but let's see how far this gets.

Original meme (c) Zorua076
My first meme! *confetti*

Every day in my philosophy class, we were asked a question about what we believed in, how we interpreted something, or our opinion. We had to answer these questions on a journal. This meme is simply those questions reposted here (except for one 'cause I missed that day).

Yes, some of these questions can be controversial, especially that last one. But this isn't the place for that. This is just an opinion question. If someone disagrees, well that's their problem. They can fill this out and put a different answer if they don't like your answers.

That question that mentions Spock. If you haven't heard of Spock's adage from The Wrath of Kahn, clearly you're new to the Internet. Plus I pretty much spelled it out in the question.

Here's my filling out this meme as of September 23, 2012: [link]

Questions come from the classroom of my philosophy teacher, Carolyn Lewis, Ph.D.
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Fullmetal-Gary Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2013
Best meme EVER!!! I'm going to do this, THANKS FOR MAKING IT!!!! :D
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Contradictory55 Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2012  Student Writer
This is a marvelous meme =)
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EvelynTaliette Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2012  Student Writer
Interesting meme! I'll be sure to fill this out and spread it around
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