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Medieval Philosophy / History
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Philosophy 309 and 310 Learning Narrative In this prior learning narrative, I will discuss the broad knowledge I have gained throughout my lifetime concerning the history of Western Philosophy. During my sixteen year career as a Reverend at Vision Christian Ministries, the philosophical readings I became familiar with early on in my education have remained relevant to the problems and discussions I encounter everyday.
The courses that I am petitioning for in this narrative are as follows: Philosophy 309, History of Western Philosophy I: Ancient to Medieval and Philosophy 310: Modern Philosophy. In 1980, I began my transition to Christianity. My interest in Christianity began when I started to contemplate my mixed emotions on my military experiences; particularly how to come to terms with life and death on the battlefield. I felt that I needed answers and needed to believe that all was not lost. I began to seek answers from Christianity. During this period of transition, I sought to discover my purpose in life; as well as discover some of life's most difficult questions, such as “what is happiness?” Over the course of almost two years, I worked independently and with a pastoral advisor to help understand my spirituality. My interest in studying the most fundamental questions of human existence, led me to the study of Philosophy. I began reading some of the great works by Aristotle, Thomas Aquinas and many others. Once I began my formal education, I took several philosophy classes which required me to analyze several texts and create my own philosophical writings. ...
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