Philosophy Has Shaped The Foundations Of All Human Life And Thought

915 Words Dec 5th, 2016 4 Pages
Philosophy has shaped the foundations of all human life and thought. The importance of philosophic enquiry can be traced back to the beginning of civilization to today’s modern society. If I could create my ideal philosophy it would be somewhere in the middle of Existentialism and Pragmatism. I believe that my view on recreation, although influenced by this class, has formed throughout my entire life. When it comes to which school of philosophy I align with the most, it is Existentialism. I agree with its theory of ,“the individual being”, being more interested in the particulars than the ideals, and every person 's experience of life is unique.
Existentialism is the ‘Theory of the Individual Being’, and by definition is known as, “the existence of the individual person as a free and responsible agent determining their own development through acts of the will” (Dictionary.com). Before I even knew the meaning of Existentialism, the theory was incorporated into my life through my parents. I have always been raised to be responsible for my own actions. My parents were very adamant on teaching my siblings and I the importance of responsibility. They were very strict about our grades and us being committed to the sports we played. Through that strictness, I acquired dedication to the things I love, as well as many study habits that are now essential to my success as a college student. Though, my sibling who were raised in the exact same household as me, took the rules in a…

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