The Philosophies That Influenced Your Processes For Decision Making, Thinking, And Developing Preferences

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Before Humanities 210, how would you have described the philosophies that influenced your processes for decision making, thinking, and developing preferences? How would you have described your level of conscious choice of and commitment to these philosophies? What helped form or develop the belief in that philosophy? After class discussions, have you had any realizations or made any changes in regards to the philosophies that influences your decisions, actions, or preferences? Has your level of conscious choice to these philosophies changed? Why or why not?
Answer:
Prior to taking Humanities 210, I based most of my beliefs and preferences on my traditions and general exposure. I would say Relativism would have described the philosophy most closely related to my actions and beliefs. I would even consider most Americans as being part of this category of quantifying somethings validity be being able to see and experience it in a tangible way.
Without having formed any strong and independent philosophical decision prior to taking this class I feel that now I have changed and adapted a philosophy more closely resembling Stoicism. I feel there is no way to assert control over most circumstances. The way that I react to any given situation is completely within my control and much more of a testament to my viewpoint (Baltzly). Without feeding into the philosophy chosen for me by my surroundings, I feel much more in control of my thoughts and attitude.

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