Chicano Studies Quiz 1 Essay

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QUIZ #1

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1. Differentiate between: a. Ethics and Aesthetics
Ethics constitutes the difference between right and wrong.Ethics are usually more broad and informal than laws, they are usually taught in ones childhood. Aesthetics is a branch of philosophy that emphasizes on the beautiful and the ugly. It can be defined as the study of the mind and emotions in relation to the sense of beauty. b. the rationalist and the empiricist (at
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b. the different general areas or divisions of philosophy, and the questions that philosophers ask in each area or division
The five branches of philosophy include; Metaphysics which is the true nature of reality. The Epistemology the true nature of knowledge and belief. Politics which is how humans function within a society. Ethics which explains values and our decision making process. Esthetics which is art.

a.Discuss the details of the metaphorical story told by Pythagoras.
Pythagoras explains to the King that he simply can not teach him to be wise. To be able to be wise you first need to love and appreciate wisdom and have a sense of determination to achieve it. Pythagoras begins to tell the king the metaphorical story about a room full of gods and goddesses. This room is completely private, all the windows and doors are closed. Outside, a human being (a philosopher) stands outside the door, knocking. The door opens a tiny bit, just to see who is outside, and once the god or goddess sees that is it just a human, the door is slammed shut. Pythagoras is trying to explain to the king that you simply cannot be wise. You have to have a love for wisdom, and strive for knowledge. Always seeking a higher level of knowledge.

Discuss a philosophical insight that you can infer from this metaphorical story

Pythagoras really shows his own wisdom when he tells the king the metaphorical story. He shows his own

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