Please read comment on the following two post and find common ground within thei
Please read comment on the following two post and find common ground within thei
Please read comment on the following two post and find common ground within their area of Psychology research and my are of psychology which is Developmental Psychology within the post. One way to approach this is by adding on valuable informationto what they have already stated in their post. Each post should be minimum 150 words. Discussion Post #1 to Heather Morris When you ponder the question "what are the consequences of ideas," many possibilities appear. I think that every idea has several consequences and that one thing we need to be cognizant of is that the word consequence is not an inherently negative word. I think that all too often we think of a consequence as something automatically negative when in reality a consequence is nothing more than a result of something. Early in his book, Sproul (2000) states that according to Protagoras, "moral rules merely express customs or conventions, which are never really right or wrong" (p.30). In addition later in the book, Sproul discusses David Hume and states that "many believe that Hume destroyed once and for all the law of causality, and that in doing so, he opened the door to the idea that anything can produce anything" (p.106). I think this thought process is a good way of viewing the question of the consequences of ideas. An idea is simply that, an idea. The consequences of ideas are truly endless. There are both positive and negative consequences to ideas and I think this is something we must keep in mind when we are presenting any idea we are interested in researching and presenting to the world. There will be a lot of people who disagree with our ideas along with plenty who agree and I think the biggest takeaway from this book is that the consequences of ideas are more ideas and more intrigue into different topics. References Sproul, R.C. (2000). The Consequences of Ideas. Illinois. Crossway. Discussion Post #2 to Barbara De Oliveira Consequences of Ideas: Class Discussion What is a consequence without an idea? This was my first thought prior to the commencement of my reading Sproul’s The Consequences of Ideas. With a detailed chronological overview on how philosophy has progressed over the thousands of years, Sproul focuses on many philosophers, granting each one of them a chapter, keeping the book organized with a focus on each philosopher’s view. I particularly enjoyed the chapter with Saint Thomas Aquinas, titled sweetly: ‘Thomas Aquinas: Angelic Doctor’. As a Christian, I was quite familiar with Thomas Aquinas and his belief that God’s existence could be proven in five ways, prior to reading Sproul. One of the five ways that I have always identified with is the observation that all in nature is proof of God, knowing that God’s image is that of our all-powerful being. Although at times I have found that Philosophy can be a little challenging and complicated to read, especially with English being my second language, I found The Consequences of Ideas to be an enjoyable and educational book, despite some of the challenging wording of the book. Some parts of the book were more challenging to read than others. The ones I enjoyed the most were perhaps the ones I was more familiar with. In addition to enjoying Chapter 5, I enjoyed reading Saint Augustine as well. I felt connect to Sproul’s portrayal of the ‘Doctor of Grace’ in a sense. I was raised Christian as well and found myself in my late teen years questioning the truth of life and the meaning of truth itself, just as Augustine did at the age of nineteen, when he dedicated his life to the pursuit of truth. Growing stronger and stronger, his religion brought him to the Lord, resulting in his later years being spent as a Bishop (Sproul, 2018). I am looking forward to this week’s discussion and conversing with my fellow doctoral student colleagues on their thoughts on The Consequences of Ideas by R.C. Sproul, and how it connects philosophers with their view of God. References: Sproul, R. C. (2018). The Consequences of Ideas. Crossway.

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