PHIL101 Introducing Philosophy: What is Philosophy?
This week’s forum question in a minimum of 250 words along with two replies of 100 plus words. Please pick one of the following questions to answer for the forum this week:
- Discuss what makes Thales’ method of knowing distinctly philosophical as opposed to mythology and religion. Also, why do you feel his approach may have been seen as radical?
- Pick any of the Pre-Socratic philosophers other than Thales and discuss what you feel are his more interesting theories. Be sure to provide some history for this person as well. It would be wise to use Curd’s article for this choice.
Curd, Patricia, “Presocratic Philosophy.” The Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy edited by Edward N Zalta 4 April 2016. https://plato.stanford.edu/entries/presocratics/