The nature of reality and truth

Reflection on Your Personal Philosophy

The field of philosophy comprises many powerful ideas and beliefs, from what is right and wrong to what is the nature of reality and truth. You also had the opportunity to think about your own beliefs and ideas. This Reflection is an invitation for you to continue to examine your beliefs and to think critically about the world and the big questions covered in this course.

It is also an opportunity for you to capture how your learning will enhance positive social change. Walden University defines positive social change as a deliberate process of creating and applying ideas, strategies, and actions to promote the worth, dignity, and development of individuals, communities, organizations, institutions, cultures, and societies. Positive social change results in the improvement of human and social conditions.

To prepare for this Final Reflection:

Review your “What Is Philosophy?” survey from Week 1 and think about how your knowledge has evolved and improved.
Take note of what you have learned in the course.
Take note of the challenging aspects of the course.
Take note of what you can do with what you have learned.
Take note of how your beliefs have changed or have been strengthened as a result of this course.
List areas of your life this learning would impact.
Review Walden’s definition of social change as described above.

Respond to the following questions in a 500-word paper that is no longer than 2 pages in length:

  • What have you learned about philosophy?
  • How has your knowledge of the field of philosophy improved?
  • How do you think what you have learned will change or improve your life?
  • How do you think what you have learned will help you engage in social change?

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