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    examined life

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    The examined life is a way of searching for meaning in one’s life. Examining your life is figuring out one’s purpose in life, figuring out what someone may want out of life; examining ones life can basically be anything that someone wants to think of it. Someone can examine the smallest things in life such as why roads or sidewalks eventually end, why people care about what others think of them. Everyone examines or views their life in many different ways, different than how others see their lives

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    In Robert Nozick’s The Examined Life, he talks about his interpretations of the words in his chapter titled Value and Meaning and how we use their definitions in the dimension we know to be as reality. Value, defined by Nozick, is a word that gives an object meaning to a person or something that has one’s own intrinsic specialty. Meaning on the other hand, is defined to be having a connection beyond the boundaries of value. Both words can relate to each other and yet still have much more meaning

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    will take a step by step look at how to construct a reflective argument in response to Michael Hardt’s “Are we capable of Democracy” argument in Examined Life.

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    There may be no greater fact known than that of human beings seeking a purpose in this life. Are we here simply because of our parents meeting or are we here because God ordained it for some divine reason unfathomable by yourself, but seen by those in your community? What would the world be if Gandhi had not examined himself in his writings? Ultimately we will never know the consequences of unexamined lives because it is simply human nature to seek a purpose, no matter the situation you are born

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    Every person aspires to have a good and comfortable life. A good education, a good job, a house, a car and a great family are what most people use to define happiness. Having a degree of respect or praise in a person’s social circles, great achievements and successes are very important to some people. Some would go to unimaginable levels to acquire wealth such as corruption, murder, drugs, prostitution and weapons; all for the sake of getting rich. To most people, having wealth is equated to being

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    Sophocles' Theban Trilogy. "The unexamined life is not worth living," proclaims Socrates. He could have meant many things by this statement, and in relation to the play, the meaning is found to be even more complex. Indeed, the situation of Oedipus, king of Thebes, the truth of this statement is in question. Would Oedipus have been better off if he was blind to the knowledge of his birth and the fate which was foretold to someday befall him? Truly though, his life would have been a far better and easier

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    Human Condition has many components which become apparent in everyone’s daily aspect of their lives. Throughout life, people will experience different events that will trigger a new aspect of the Human Condition. Birth, growth, emotionality, aspiration, conflict, and mortality contribute to this. There cannot be one without the other. Throughout the texts used, “Dhammapada”, “The Examined Life”, and “The Case for Tragic Optimism”, all the traits are equally important, but those in the texts had a choice

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    the examined life, intellectually, physically, emotionally, socially and spiritually, over the span of this semester and applied it to our own life, I have noticed a theme that links each of these dimensions together. Life is a journey of self discovery where individuals are constantly trying to come to terms with who they are as a person. Through this journey, individuals can find their calling or vocation in life, discover their potential, know one’s self, and even just make sense of life. Furthermore

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    Examined Life, All That Heaven Allows

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    In week one, I immediately found myself interested and alert as I tried to absorb as much as possible from Examined Life. It was difficult to find a balance between taking as many good notes as possible, with making sure not to miss anything these eight philosophers had to say. I took to heart many of the thoughts and ideas that were shared throughout the film. The first that struck a cord with me was that it is not necessary to find meaning. At first that sounds contrary to philosophy at its core

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    To Know Oneself; To Live an Examined Life

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    existence of an area in need of improvement and accepting the action necessary for successful development. In developing an identity and living an examined life, it is important to engage in internal reflection and evaluation for the benefit of truly knowing oneself. With this inner insight and personal identity, an individual can lead a successful and meaningful life. True personal progress can only be fully achieved through the procedural acquisition of awareness and acceptance and the performance of the

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