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INTRODUCTION TO PHILOSOPHY
B. Russell, The Value of Philosophy
Written Assignment #1




Critical Study Questions

1.a) What does philosophy aim at?









b) What type of questions does philosophy ask?










c) Give your own example of a philosophical question.









2.a) Briefly describe the “practical” and instinctive type of persons










b) Would you classify yourself as either type? Another type?











3.a) Russell refers to pre-philosophical “prejudices.” Define prejudice?











b) What are the sources of prejudice? How do we acquire them?












c) How does philosophy free us from the prejudices of common sense?











4. For Russell, what is the chief value of philosophy?













5. How does philosophy enlarge the self?









 


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