Personal Philosophy Paper
What is your life philosophy? Write a couple of pages that explains your overall
philosophy that guides your life. In your writing, specifically address these questions:
What is real? (Is everything you see real, or are some things illusions?
Do people have free will or are our actions pre-determined? What is a
human being: purely physical body or also some non-physical soul?)
What can we know, what is truth? (do you trust what you see or what
you think more? What do you know, beyond doubt, to be true? How do
you know it?)
What does it mean to be moral, to live a good life? (How do you decide
what is right and wrong to do? What’s the basis of your sense of right and
wrong: religion, family teachings, law, your experiences, something else?
How do you decide what is right and wrong on controversial issues like
abortion, death penalty, war, etc.?)
What is the purpose of government? What is the difference between
good and bad types of government? Why do people need government, or
do we need it at all?