Essay on The Six Branches of Philosophy

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Metaphysics 1. What is real? Do any of us really know for sure what is real and what is not? A few years ago I read a book, although the name of it escapes me, that really had me thinking. “Is this life real or are we dreaming? I wondered if what we’re doing is dreaming and if our dreams are actually our reality. 2. Is the physical world more or less real than the spiritual or psychological world? I believe it is all real. The physical world of course is real, how else would we feel pain? Love? Happiness? And the spiritual world is just as real as this world, we just can’t see it. There are too many unexplained things that happen to not believe in the spiritual world. For instance, one year my family and I sat down to…show more content…
I have never known my father to steal anything, lie about anything or cheat to get his way. He worked hard all his life and did the best he could. He was there for his friends when they needed him and he was there for his family when we needed him. He was not selfish by any means. And on the day of his funeral, there were not enough parking spots for all the people who showed up. They ended up having to park in a field and completely filled the field up with cars and trucks and PSO vehicles. 3. Does virtue lead to happiness? I believe that we all make our own happiness. But it is truly our friends and family that make us happy. Because if you think about it, if you have no family or friends, you can be virtuous all you want, but with no one to share it with in your life, how will you be happy? You will be lonely and unhappy. 4. Do the ends justify the means, or is a virtuous action virtuous in and of itself? I don’t think the ends justify the means because if you do something wrong trying to get something else accomplished then you’ve done wrong. But if you get it accomplished by doing the right thing then you’ve done right. So I guess it really depends on how you go about things. For example say you are building a house and you have only so much money at a time but you’re in a hurry to get it done, so you cut corners. The house ends up with leaks and cracks. You’ve done wrong. But let’s say you wait until

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