What is the difference between “Truth” and “Belief” and how do I justify what I believe is true to others?
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PHIL 100: Final Project Stage 1: Choosing your Philosophical Question (1% of overall grade)The Final Project is an opportunity for you to investigate one of the discussion questions to a much greater degree than in the forums. For your Final Project you will choose a philosophical question (stage 1), conduct an analysis of the claims and arguments relevant to the question by reading the primary texts of the philosopher (stage 2), then make a proposition in the form of an argument that will attempt to answer your question (stage 3). For this first stage of your Final Project assignment, (a) choose a question that appears as a discussion question (listed below, with some exceptions). You may choose one that you have previously begun to answer in the discussion forums, or one that you have yet to consider, then (b) explain briefly why you are interested in exploring this philosopher, the primary text and the question further. Submit this assignment on a Word .docx.Week One: Philosopher: Plato, Primary Text: the Republic, Book VIIQ1. What is the difference between “Truth” and “Belief” and how do I justify what I believe is true to others?Q2. Is it right or wrong to try to convince someone of what you believe is the truth, even if it harms them?Week Two: Philosopher: Plato, Primary Text: The ApologyQ1. What does it mean to lead a good life by the example of Socrates?Q2. Was it just or unjust for the Athenians to sentence Socrates to death?Week Three: Philosopher: Aristotle, Primary Text: The Nicomachean EthicsQ1. Which is more important for a person to possess, courage or truthfulness?Q2. Is it more important for society to be lawful or to be fair?Q3. What is the most important practice of virtue for one’s life?Week Four: Philosopher: Thomas Aquinas, Primary Text: Summa Theologica, Part 1, Question 2, Article 1-3Q1. Does God really exist?Q2. Which of Aquinas’ five “ways” best aligns with your religious belief, or best convinces you of your non-belief.Q3. Does the existence of evil in the world prove that God doesn’t exist?Week Five: Philosopher: Rene Descartes, Primary Text: The Meditations, I and IIQ1. How do you know 2+2=4? Are you a Rationalist or Empiricist?Q2. How did you learn right from wrong? Are you a Rationalist or Empiricist?Q3. Is reality a dream?Week Six: Philosopher: John Locke, Primary Text: The Second Treatise on GovernmentQ1. With regards to the act of Mercy, is it more important for me to follow Natural Law or the Laws of the State? (In other words, if I was ordered by law to punish someone deserving of death or harm, would I? Why or why not?)Q2. Is it proper for government to legislate religious tolerance? (in other words, is it right to make religious intolerance a crime?)Q3. Do citizens have the right to break the law as they see fit, even if it harms me directly?Week Seven: Philosopher: Immanuel Kant, Primary Text: The Fundamental Principles of the Metaphysic of MoralsQ1. Which is more important an ethic to me personally: (1) I want to be good to others because they will be good to me, or (2) I consider it my duty to be good to others, regardless of whether they will be good to me?Q2. Is the maxim “Never Lie or Be Dishonest” a personal belief dependent on the situation, or is it a universal moral law?Q3. Given the constraints of morality, does Freedom of Will really exist?I Choose Q1