Writing a “Ethical Philosophy” Essay
(Voltura Philosophy Class)
Have you ever considered why you do the things you do? Why you think what you think? Why do you get-up in the morning? What keeps you moving forward in life? What are your personal beliefs about your life? God? Death? Heaven? Hell?
What matters to you what does not? Is success important? Is family? Are your possessions important to you? How do you know there is anything after you die? What is the ultimate meaning of life? What about relationships?
How do they impact you? Are they important? What is love? What is faith and hope? What is religion? What is knowledge? What do you see as ethical or unethical? How do you define your morals? What conduct do you find especially distasteful and why?
What bothers you about immorality? Why? What do you use a guide to make ethical choices? What gets in the way of being ethical? Why? Are there things that are always “wrong”? Is money the most important thing or just an annoyance? What is important to you?
These are only a few of the many questions you may think about each day – and if you’ve never thought about them, now’s your chance. This essay serves 3 main purposes:
To help you clarify or develop you own philosophy about your life;
Determine what’s important to you -what your values are; and
Review, question, and perhaps change some of the assumptions you’ve been making about “truth.”