This week, I want you to think about what you expect to get out of this class. After doing the readings, imagine that a friend or family member has asked you why you are taking a philosophy class. They may be wondering what philosophy is, what it is good for, or why you would want to learn about it. In this discussion board, answer them by explaining what you’ve read from our first two readings.
Since you need to post two responses each week, make one of your posts play the devil’s advocate. Now YOU can be the inquisitive friend or family member who isn’t yet convinced that philosophy is worthwhile. Challenge one of your classmates to answer/defend the importance of philosophy.
Finally, what do you really think? Is philosophy worthwhile? Why or why not? (I promise I won’t mark you down for being honest! 😉