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Fuzzy Logic: Prompt

Philosophy is a school subject that is relevant in our everyday lives, whether or not we realize it. (They all are, of course, but some are more obvious.)

Here is the definition from Wikipedia: "Philosophy (love of wisdom in ancient Greek) is a systematic study of general and fundamental questions, concerning topics like the nature of existence and reality, criteria of knowledge and truth, reflection on mind and language, and moral or cultural value. It is a rational inquiry that critically reflects on the thinker's own implicit assumptions."

Today's prompt asks you to write--in whatever genre you write--and tackle one of the big philosophical questions in your piece.

You can be very serious about this task, but why? Instead, have some fun. Be nonsensical, snarky, sarcastic, or play dumb. Mix up the questions so that they "answer" each other. Misquote great philosophers or quote inane celebrities. Use literal interpretations of the words in the question to go off on a tangent. Just have fun!

Below are some of the BIG questions in philosophy. Choose one of these, or find another (there are plenty--humans are not as smart as we think we are!).


Do people have free will?

Does true love actually exist?

Why are certain actions considered taboo?

Is there such a thing as destiny?

Is there a life after death?

What does it mean to be a good person?

What are numbers?

What rights do/should animals have?

Is lying ever okay?

What is the nature of existence?

Does every event and action have a reason?

How can we truly know what is real?

Do wars ever solve problems?

Are we all connected?

Can kindness change the world?

Which is more important--justice or mercy?

Is it possible to forgive and forget?

Are some lives more important than others?

Why is art important?

Does every human have a purpose?

What is the difference between truth and reality?

Is thinking voluntary?

What is the source of virtue/morality/goodness?

Are humans the caretakers of nature?

Do the ends ever justify the means?

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