Essay about Professor Nall Philosophy Journal 2016

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Introduction to Philosophy
Jeffrey Nall
Spring 2016
MWF, 11:30 AM-12:20PM
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Masaru Sakata Philosophy Journal

philosophy journal Reflection
To begin with, upon choosing this class, my expectations was to just get by, finish my last general education requirement class, and possibly learn a thing or two about philosophy. in fact, when i first entered the class, i was already thinking to myself what’s even the point for this class. but, the moment professor nall spoke, i knew i was in for a ride. throughout my time on the course, i did develop new insights about myself. when you describe a journey, you describe obstacles an individual faces in it. in this class, i actually faced
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1. april 18th: Pragmatist epistemology (outside Journal)
In the beginning, epistemology, according to Plato, must be absolute, unchanging, and eternal. Since then, throughout time, there have been many huge factors that have changed this assumption and perspective of epistemology of being permanent. These factors that have contributed to changing visions of epistemology are as followed. First, changes that have taken place within societies of man. Revolutions have taken place within the dominions of powerful countries, such as England, France, and Spain, and the almighty Catholic Church was challenged by the Protestant Reformation. These changes began to influence epistemology as a whole and generally initiated the belief that things can't always stay permanent, but rather change, drastically or slightly. Second, the subject of evolution. The understanding of the gradual development of just about anything is one thing, but for people to hear about this in the past was almost revolutionary in itself. It basically put it on everybody's face that things are not permanent at all, but simply changing ever so slowly over time which, ultimately, changed the visions of epistemology.
Additionally, my contemporary vision of epistemology is blatantly more reasonable, in the sense of understanding in my opinion, than those of prior ages, because of the technology and

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