Components of a Worldview
The first component in a worldview would be the Philosophical Theology (God). This is the study of one’s belief in God and if he exists. I believe that God do exist, and my reasoning for this is how I was raised, born to a Baptist minister and raised in a Baptist church where I was taught about God, he is the only one who can turn night into day, heal the sick. So one of my worldviews is I can relate to believing in God because that is what I was taught and how I was raised. The next component is Metaphysics (ultimate reality). This is the study of philosophy and responsible for the study of existence. This answers the question “What is”? This encompasses everything that exists, as well as the nature of existence itself, it says rather the world is real or an illusion. Without the interpretation of the world around us we would be helpless to the deal with reality. Epistemology is the study of knowledge it answers the question “How do we know”? This is the nature of concepts the validity of the senses, logical reasoning, as well as thoughts, ideas, memories, and emotions and all things mental. This is dealing with our minds and how minds are are related to reality, and rather these are valid or invalid. Epistemology helps us to determine the truth from false. Empiricism knowledge through experience actually being involved and experiencing what true, Rationalism knowledge is of acquired use through reason. Ethics is a major branch of philosophy, is the study of value or quality. And dealing with what is proper course of action for man. This answers the question “What do I do”? Ethics is dealing with right or wrong this is a requirement for human life. In situations of ethics sometimes we think with our hearts instead of our heads. We try to do what right and follow what is true to us. Philosophical anthropology is the study of human nature determined with the...
Module1: Lecture Defining Worldviews
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