A. Answers to these questions should entail a simple sentence, or two.
1. What are the two questions which all Philosophers attempt to answer (philosophy) and all religions answer definitively. Are these two questions deeply related, or unrelated?
2. Name three of the five sciences rooted in the study of the stars-Astronomy.
3. What came first Astronomy or Philosophy? What is the difference in their relative object of study?
4. Were all ancient philosophers such as Socrates or Heraclitus Atheistic or Theists? Why was Socrates condemned to death by contemporaries as "impious." Can a philosopher be "impious" and a true theist at the sametime?
5. What is the difference between Philosophy and Religion-for example: Aristotle and Islam. In your view, can Aristotle be reconciled with the teachings of the Koran, or the Bible.
6. Did religious understanding grow as Philosophy evolved and vice versa? What is St. Augustine's "Fides Quaren Intellectum"-Faith desiring understanding-called. What ----logy is it. Hint- It's one of the ----ologies rooted in Astronomy.
7. Are the Pre-Socratics atheistic in the modern sense of the word, or is the One that unites the many through relationship good and therefore true foundational to their philosophies or friendship with wisdom-Sophia-which is intimate knowledge of the divine Logos?
8. What came first in human history-Philosophy, or Divine Mythos-or Mystery, that is to say divine revelation, or reason?
9. Is Wisdom as the Greek Philosophers appreciated it Mysterious, Wondrous?
10. Is both ancient Philosophy and Religion across the globe rooted in "Mythos"-revealing of the unknown involked by wonder.
Short Essays: One Paragraph.
1. What is Philosophy?
2. Why should we walk around all philosophical about stuff instead of being clueless where ever we find ourselves at the moment?
3. Tell the Story of the Allegory of the Cave to a five year old child. May take more then a few sentences but don't write a novel.
Name one idea the following Philosophers epoused:
Define in a simple sentence:
1. Natural Philosophy
What is the fundamental difference between the philosophy of Plato and Aristotle? Hint-Google Raphael's painting of Plato and Aristotle walking and philosophizing. Hint- "ens" Latin for "it's just a thing" is the really real for one, "essentia" Latin for "whatness,"or universal idea, or form is the really real for the other. Hint- This world or beyond this world. Astrophysicist say 99.99% of the universe is invisible to the human eye. This does not include String Theory alternative demensional universes. Hint-what would Plato or Aristotle rather have in the morning-a day old donut and Folger's coffee-or stay in a warm bed dreaming of Viennese Pastry and French cafe' with the snooze alarm set?
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