Philosophy Reflection

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Often when the term philosophy comes to play, people’s minds tend to reminisce of the greats, the founding fathers. Aristotle, Socrates, Julius Caesar. While I personally have read multiple philosophical writings in my life, I did not realize how prevalent it was in my daily life. Utilitarianism, a term I learned over the course over the semester proved to reflect who I am as a person. Utilitarianism, acting upon a choice that is agreed to bring the utmost “good”. We as humans are not one dimensional, there are copious factors that make up an individual. With multiple theories depicting how we act, why we acted so, and how we acted so can be reflected on philosophy. Ethical Egoism “In philosophy, egoism is the theory that one’s self is, or should be, the motivation and the goal of one’s own action.” (Mosely). These two theories have been a foundation of my current life, as well as the life around me. We can also apply these current theories to modern day events. Utilitarianism is the belief that one’s actions and morality should be judged by the consequences and products of those given actions, if they produce results that are “greatest good fort the greatest number of people” (Julia). Today, we have events that could fall into these two theories, of course certain events may lean towards one side and other events may lean otherwise. What comes to mind is the battle for Net Neutrality.

“Today, Internet is not a luxury, it is a necessity” (Barrack Obama). The internet has

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