You already have a philosophy of life, a conceptual framework that influences your decision-making process. This set of beliefs and values that you have been consciously or unconsciously developing throughout your life is what guides you when faced with a moral, ethical, religious, or political question. When you try to make sense of the news, assess your relationship to your relatives or friends, or make long-term decisions about where and how you are going to live, you are relying on your conceptual framework. Examining your belief system and challenging your views on life’s important issues can help you arrive at a well-supported knowledge of yourself. To start you on this process of inquiry, in this Discussion Assignment you are asked to evaluate 12 statements related to the various branches of philosophy.
To prepare for this Discussion:
Complete the “What Is Your Philosophy?” survey in the Resources.
Review the branches of philosophy as described in the “What is Philosophy” Resource.
Consider which statements were the hardest to respond to and why.
Reflect on how these difficult dilemmas relate to each other and your current situation in life.
Commander-in-Chief in France and Flanders, 2nd Dispatch”, 17). Instead the French and British combined to attack Guillemont because the German forces fought hard and aggressively so neither army could capture it on their own. Eventually, Guillemont was stormed and overtaken along with Ginchy. These incessant attacks were effective because the enemy barrier that existed in the beginning of Phase Two crumbled and the salient in the Allied line ceased to exist. By the end of Phase Two, the Germans had lost more of their fortification system and many more men, and the Allies controlled almost the entire crest of the ridge, holding a significant vantage point. Phase Three of the Battle of the Somme saw the first use of British tanks. The tanks operated with the infantry and were used as a shield for the troops. The Germans were not expecting this new piece of equipment, which ended up being highly successful in weakening the German resistance. By the 15th of September, the Allies had penetrated through two of the German’s main defensive lines and advanced to take three villages. An entire German trench fell, and before they had been given time to recover, the Allies swooped in and attacked again eventually claiming the entire village of Thiepval (“Sir Douglas Haig, British Commander-in-Chief in France and Flanders, 2nd Dispatch”, 23-24). In regards to St. Pierre Divion, the Allies drove the Germans out of their trenches into their dugouts and forced them to surrender. This strategy of quick, penetrative attacks was extremely effective because it caught the Germans off-guard, so they were unable to amass an effective counter-attack. In reflecting upon the Battle of the Somme, the Germans and Allies did not have a similar understanding of the circumstances of the battle. The Germans thought that the Allies failed in this offensive because they lost too many lives to justify the small territorial gains they achieved in battle. Bavarian Crown Prince Rupprecht stated, “Our losses in territory may be seen on the map with a microscope. Their losse>GET ANSWER