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PHL 458 Week 1 Individual Assignment Critical Thinking and Society Presentation PHL 458 Week 1 Individual Assignment Critical and Creative Thinking in Society Short Essays (2 Papers) PHL 458 Week 1 DQ 1 PHL 458 Week 1 DQ 2 PHL 458 Week 1 DQ 3 PHL 458 Week 2 Individual Assignment Creative Spark Talk Analysis PHL 458 Week 2 Team Assignment Think Different Exercise PHL 458 Week 2 Individual Assignment Solve a Problem Journal PHL 458 Week 2 DQ 1 PHL 458 Week 2 DQ 2 PHL 458 Week 2 DQ 3 PHL 458 Week 3 Individual Assignment Refining Solutions Visual Organizer


PHL 458 Week 3 Team Assignment Solutions Presentation (New) PHL 458 Week 3 Individual Assignment Evaluating Truth and Validity Exercise PHL 458 Week 3 Team Assignment Evaluating and Refining Resolutions Presentation PHL 458 Week 3 DQ 1 PHL 458 Week 3 DQ 2 PHL 458 Week 3 DQ 3 PHL 458 Week 4 Individual Assignment Famous Thinkers Paper (2 Papers) PHL 458 Week 4 Team Assignment Nomination of Creative Hero PHL 458 Week 4 DQ 1 PHL 458 Week 4 DQ 2 PHL 458 Week 4 DQ 3 PHL 458 Week 5 Team Assignment Persuasive Communication Presentation (2 PPT) PHL 458 Week 5 Final IQ ------------------------------------------------------------------


PHL 458 Week 1 DQ 1 (UOP Course) For more course tutorials visit www.tutorialrank.com Tutorial Purchased: 1 Times, Rating: B+

Neurophysiologist research suggests that human thinking has two distinct phases which are complementary in making decisions or solving problems. The first, or production phase, is associated with our creative thinking- seeing the familiar in a novel way, generating a variety of ideas, and a willingness to take imaginative risks; the second, or judgment phase, kicks in our critical thinking, as the mind goes to work evaluating, distinguishing fact and evidence from sense impression, and running the tests of logic to apply what has been produced (Ruggiero, 2009, pp. 7-8). [Chapter 1: “The Brain & Mind at Work”]

Both phases of thinking can be discerned in almost any invention that marks modern life. Chester Carlson’s invention of Xerography (the Xerox Machine) in 1938 has had as much impact as any invention we could name. Do some research on his invention. A good article is found on the Great Idea Finder website [www.ideafinder.com/history/inventions/xerography.htm], or listen to the NPR program “Talk of the Nation, Science-Friday” (August 66, 2007), hosted by Mira Plato, who interviews David Owen- author of Copies in Seconds: Chester Carlson & the Birth of the Xerox Machine [http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=3832375]. Another website that gives a helpful timeline is offered by the company


that finally developed Carlson’s innovations: http://www.xerox.com/innovation/chester-carlson-xerography/enus.html.

In a Post of 200-250 words, respond to the following questions:

Describe the production and judgment phases that you discern in Carlson’s invention. What obstacles or hindrances did Carlson encounter as he creatively and critically worked on his new idea? Citing a recent problem you have solved (or issue you tackled), briefly describe these two phases of thinking in your problem-solving.

Reference Ruggiero, V. R. (2009). The art of thinking: a guide to critical and creative thought (9th ed.). New York, NY: Longman Pearson, Publishers. ----------------------------------------------------------------------

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Debating moral questions is important as we seek to solve problems or face complex issues in life. Our text mentions four working principles, as we evaluate the obligations, ideals, consequences and circumstances in a situation (Ruggiero, 2009, pp. 41-42). [Chapter 2: “The Basis of Moral Judgment”] Select ONE of the cases included in our text on pages 46-47 [Application 2.6 at end of CH 2], using the following criteria: If your last name starts with A–J, you are assigned Case A. If your last name starts with K–R, you are assigned Case B. If your last name starts with S–Z, you are assigned Case C.

Read your case and respond to the following questions in a Post of 200-250 words, and then react to your classmates’ analysis and moral judgments:

2.1 Identify the important moral questions in your case. 2.2 Judge the morality or ethics of the action that was taken, or proposed (explain your thinking or reasoning carefully). 2.3 React to our author’s view of truth.

Reference

Ruggiero, V. R. (2009). The art of thinking: a guide to critical and creative thought (9th ed.). New York, NY: Longman Pearson, Publishers. ----------------------------------------------------------------------


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Some of the most innovative people were branded by their contemporaries as slow learners (Winston Churchill), clumsy (Martha Graham), stupid (Thomas Edison), or unimpressive (Albert Einstein). Yet these individuals persisted in developing their creative and critical thinking abilities, refusing to define themselves by other people’s assessments.

That process of being exposed to society- home, neighborhood, church, school, and so on, is called acculturation. The author of our text encourages us to examine the values and beliefs we have assumed to be true: “Make your beliefs prove themselves, not on the basis of their familiarity or their compatibility with other ideas, but on their reasonableness in light of the evidence” (Ruggiero, 2009, p. 54). [Chapter 3: “Habits That Hinder Thinking”]

The author goes on to define habits that hinder clear thinking, such as the “Mine-is-Better” habit, Face Saving, Resistance to Change, Conformity, Stereotyping, and Self-deception. With these hindrances in mind, respond to the following questions in a Post of 250-300 words:


3.1 Which of these habits do you observe most in other people in your daily life, and how does it impact you? 3.2 If you had to identify and deal with one of these habits in yourself, which would you target? How do you think this affects other people? 3.3 How might perception differ from reality in either case?

Reference

Ruggiero, V. R. (2009). The art of thinking: a guide to critical and creative thought (9th ed.). New York, NY: Longman Pearson, Publishers. ----------------------------------------------------------------------

PHL 458 Week 1 Individual Assignment Critical and Creative Thinking in Society Short Essays (2 Papers) For more course tutorials visit www.tutorialrank.com

This Tutorial contains 2 Different Papers Write 150 to 200 words on each of the following topics:


路 Describe a situation of public interest in which critical and/or creative thought could have been used for a better outcome. Describe why it is important to think critically and creatively in similar situations. 路 Define free will, truth, knowledge, and opinion. Explain how we use them to form thoughts. What role does each play in critically assessing situations? 路 Identify three hindrances to the critical thinking process. Determine methods for overcoming these hindrances. Identify a time in which you experienced a hindrance in critical thinking. Describe a method you could use to overcome the hindrances. 路 Identify a message in advertising. Describe how you perceive the message of the advertisement. Try to determine the reality of the advertisement. Distinguish between your perception and the reality of the message. ----------------------------------------------------------------------

PHL 458 Week 1 Individual Assignment Critical Thinking and Society Presentation (UOP Course) For more course tutorials visit www.tutorialrank.com

Present on each of the following topics with a slide or two/bullet:


Describe a situation in which critical and creative thought could have been used for a better outcome. This could be a personal or societal problem or issue. Describe why it is important to think critically and creatively in similar situations (2 slides). Define free will, truth, knowledge, and opinion. Explain how we use them to form thoughts, and how they may bear on your problem or issue (4 slides). Identify three hindrances to the critical/creative thinking process. Determine methods for overcoming these hindrances. Identify a hindrance in critical or creative thinking that affected you’re solution or approach to the problem or issue here. Describe a method you could use to overcome the hindrances (3 or 4 slides).

Identify a message in advertising, or a perception related to your problem/issue. Describe how you perceive the message of the advertisement (or problem/issue). Try to determine the reality. Distinguish between your perception and the reality of the message/problem (2 or 3 slides). Format- PowerPoint Presentation is preferred, with Slides & Speaker Notes, a Title/Introduction Slide, and Conclusion Slide. Be sure to use a variety of illustrations, and try to be creative! ----------------------------------------------------------------------


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Looking over a list of the world’s inventions is in itself a good reminder that we each “stand on the shoulders” of those who have gone before us. It also brings to mind the fact that we take a lot for granted. Doing this exercise we may even come to think that all the world’s inventions are already here and in use. What an interesting creativity-blocker that could be! Then delving into the mind of any inventor exposes us to the very creative process itself, to the ways critical thinking shaped original ideas, and to the interesting steps that brought an innovative idea to market. Even the naming of an invention can in itself invite us into the creative process!

For this Discussion Question, you are invited to explore one of several websites that document the world’s great inventions, four of which are referenced below (holding the Ctrl Key & clicking on the Link should bring up the website). Select any 3 of your favorite inventions (A to Z), read up on the person or people behind it, the process that was used to create and develop it, and complete the attached “Inventors Elements Matrix”, with brief entries for each box on the table, as applicable. Note that the “Stages in the Creative Process” are divided into two- the beginning and completion of that process. Try to add comments for each invention in each of those. After completing the Matrix, study it, and respond to this question in 100 to 150 words:


What do you learn about the Creative Process, generalizing from these three inventions? And how might this observation motivate you as a creative thinker?

References

About.com (2011). Famous Inventions: A to Z. Retrieved from The New York Times Company About.com Website: http://inventors.about.com/od/astartinventions/a/FamousInvention.htm EnchantedLearning.com (1996-2010). Zoom Inventors and Inventions. Retrieved from WGBH Educational Foundation Website: http://www.enchantedlearning.com/inventors ----------------------------------------------------------------------

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This Discussion Question will invite each of us to “borrow” from a Famous Thinker. Select any ONE Thinker from our Electronic Reserve Readings list who effected social change. Read the article(s) for that Thinker, and in a Post of 250 to 300 words, respond to the following questions:

2.1 Describe some strategies employed by your famous thinker to activate his or her imagination, such as uncommon responses, free association, analogy, unusual combinations, visualization, pro and con arguments, and relevant scenarios. 2.2 Analyze the effect that this famous thinker’s creativity has had on society and culture. 2.3 How might this be used or implemented in your problem-solving?

Reference

University of Phoenix. (2011). Week one electronic readings. Retrieved April 2, 29, 2011, from University of Phoenix, Week One Resource, PHL 458 Creative Minds and Critical Thinking Website: https://ecampus.phoenix.edu/secure/resource/resource.asp ----------------------------------------------------------------------

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This Discussion Question will invite each of us to do a Controversial Issues Brainstorming session. Note that our text makes a key distinction between a problem and an issue, both of which call us to use our creative and critical thinking skills, to come up with innovative solutions or novel approaches. Inventors and scientists focus more on problems, while politicians, parents and leaders address human issues.

Select ONE of the following issues and do a quick Internet search for some background on it: The fast-food industry’s relation to obesity Granting rights to illegal immigrants Auto accidents caused by cell phone use Restoring voting rights to rehabilitated felons Regulation of abortions at state versus federal level

After you feel you have some initial grasp of the issue, respond in a Post of 250-300 words to the following questions:

3.1 Describe the brainstorm strategy that you used to generate possible approaches or solutions to the problem.


3.2 Which of the investigative means do you think would be most effective in examining this issue (eyewitness testimony, unpublished or published report, expert opinion, experiment, statistics, a survey, observational study, research review, or personal experience- see the text for a discussion of each of these)? Select at least two in your response. 3.3 Share what you believe is your most original approach on the issue, and how you came to your conclusion‌

Reference

Ruggiero, V. R. (2009). The art of thinking: a guide to critical and creative thought (9th ed.). New York, NY: Longman Pearson, Publishers. ----------------------------------------------------------------------

PHL 458 Week 2 Individual Assignment Creative Spark Talk Analysis For more course tutorials visit www.tutorialrank.com

Review the entire list of talks on the "Creative Spark" TED channel. Select one talk that is of interest to you and watch it in its entire length.


Write a 700- to 1,050-word summary of the salient points made in the talk and its supporting details that catch your interest. Indicate the name and position of the speaker and the location and year of the talk in your summary. Conclude your summary with a reflection of the following: How the talk's content illuminates some of the stages of creativity How the topic of the talk relates to the concepts of imagination and curiosity How some of the points made in the talk might apply to your personal experience and benefit society as a whole Format your paper consistent with APA guidelines. ----------------------------------------------------------------------

PHL 458 Week 2 Individual Assignment Solve a Problem Journal (UOP Course) For more course tutorials visit www.tutorialrank.com Tutorial Purchased: 4 Times, Rating: A


Create a Solution Journal in which you use the creative process to solve a problem with which you have experience. Include the following:

Describe each stage in the creative process using Ch. 5 of your text (Entry 1).

Search for a personal challenge. Explain how you used the techniques to develop curiosity in your search (see Ch. 6) (Entry 2).

Express the problem created by this personal challenge (see Ch. 7). Refine your expression of the problem by considering multiple perspectives and deciding which expression is best. Include both the initial and the refined version. Justify your revision (Entry 3).

Investigate the problem by obtaining necessary information (see Ch. 8). List the questions must answer to understand the problem. Identify a source of information to answer each question (Entry 4).

Conclude your investigation with a thorough explanation of the problem, including answers to each of the questions you identified (Entry 5).

Produce ideas toward solution of this problem (see Ch. 9). List all of your ideas—whether they are ridiculous or serious is not important (Entry 6).


Discuss the two ideas that you think are the most imaginative, original, and positive potential solutions to the problem (Entry 7).

Format- APA guidelines are NOT necessary for this Journal, although be sure to give your Journal a title, including your name, date, and brief Introduction (describing the assignment) and Conclusion (stating what you learned by doing it). This assignment may be turned in in Word fileform. ----------------------------------------------------------------------

PHL 458 Week 2 Team Assignment Think Different Exercise For more course tutorials visit www.tutorialrank.com

In 1997, Apple, Inc. supported its "Think Different" marketing campaign with a 1-minute commercial featuring black-and-white footage of 17 iconic 20th-century personalities. The commercial was conceptualized by the Los Angeles-based advertising agency TBWA/Chiat/Day. Find a copy of this commercial, also known as the "Crazy Ones" commercial, on the Internet and watch it. Identify the 17 individuals shown in the background and, as a team, discuss the following questions:


What did each of the individuals contribute to the world? How was each of these contributions rooted in creative thinking; that is, how did each change existing paradigms of seeing or experiencing the world? Are there defining characteristics shared among all or most of the individuals? What is the value of imagination and thinking outside the box with regard to their contributions? Summarize your findings in a 350- to 700-word word paper and be prepared to discuss them in class. Format your summary consistent with APA guidelines.

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Each of us makes assumptions continually in a typical day, and many of them are hidden. Clearly this is an important potential obstacle of clear or critical thinking. Stephen Covey recognized this when he said, “We simply assume that the way we see things is the way they really are or the way they should be. And our attitudes and behaviors grow out of these” (ThinkExist.com). Marshall McLuhan called us to an ongoing review of our assumptions: “Most of our assumptions have outlived their usefulness” (ThinkExist.com).

This Discussion Question will involve us in doing an Assumption Exercise which will alert us to the potential problems assumptions can present as we seek to tackle issues or problem-solve. In our Class Materials Forum you will find the “Assumption Exercise”- open it and complete the “Ten Assumptions” worksheet. Then respond to the following questions in a Post of 250-300 words:

Was it easy or difficult to come up with your list? What in your opinion are the most important items on that list?

Which on the list of Duke Rohe’s “Ten Assumptions” (or Snipets) did you think was most significant and why (American Creativity Association, 2011)?

What suggestions are made in our text that would be in keeping with Marshall McLuhan’s warning (feel free to add your own ideas here)?

References


Covey, Stephen R (23 April, 2011). Assumptions quotes. Accessed on ThinkExist.com website: http://thinkexist.com/quotes/with/keyword/assumptions

McCluhan, Marshall (23 April, 2011). Assumptions quotes. Accessed on ThinkExist.com website: http://thinkexist.com/quotes/with/keyword/assumptions

Rohe, Duke (2011). Creativity tools on communication: assumption exercise. Retrieved from the American Creativity Association website: http://amcreativityassoc.org/toolsi-communication.htm ----------------------------------------------------------------------

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Chapter 11 in our text is about solving problems we encounter in our personal, professional or vocational lives. Most of us can call up a problem that can be worked on from either of these domains, fairly easy. Practice in problem-solving is also a major goal of this course.


Select one problem that is current or as recent as possible for you in one of these areas (or if you cannot come up with one, select one problem covered in Chapter 11), and in a post of 200 to 250 words, respond to the following questions:

State the problem concisely, using enough detail as you feel is needed, but changing names or places if necessary to keep confidences.

Apply the three major problem solving steps covered in this chapter, aiming to propose a solution to you problem, that logically follows the steps used.

How would you evaluate the effectiveness of the solution you are proposing?

Reference

Ruggiero, V. R. (2009). The art of thinking: a guide to critical and creative thought (9th ed.). New York, NY: Longman Pearson, Publishers. http://amcreativityassoc.org/toolsi-communication.htm ----------------------------------------------------------------------


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Chapter 12 in our text helps us critically think through arguments and issues we may face in our lives. Errors may affect the truth of the issue, they may affect the validity of a premise or conclusion, or a hidden premise that may side-track a solution. Dealing with simple or complex arguments takes practice.

Select ONE of the Applications on pp. 222-224, and practice your creative and critical skills by responding to the following questions, for that Application:

Share the Application you selected. If you think it is a complex argument, identify the parts, and state whether you think there is a hidden premise implied.

Evaluate the argument and decide whether you think it is sound or not. Explain‌


Select ONE of the errors discussed in this chapter that you observe most in persuasive situations. How do you react to it when you confront it?

Reference

Ruggiero, V. R. (2009). The art of thinking: a guide to critical and creative thought (9th ed.). New York, NY: Longman Pearson, Publishers. ----------------------------------------------------------------------

PHL 458 Week 3 Individual Assignment Evaluating Truth and Validity Exercise For more course tutorials visit www.tutorialrank.com

Select three of the scenarios in the Applications list 12.2 (a.-y.) at the end of Ch. 12 in The Art of Thinking. Apply the following in 350 to 500 words for each scenario: Evaluate each argument, using the 4-step process described on p. 218, regarding soundness of reasoning (truth and validity).


Explain your assessment and add alternative argumentation where necessary. Format your paper consistent with APA guidelines. ----------------------------------------------------------------------

PHL 458 Week 3 Individual Assignment Refining Solutions Visual Organizer (UOP Course) For more course tutorials visit www.tutorialrank.com Tutorial Purchased: 3 Times, Rating: A

Most great solutions to problems begin with some initial flaws. Quality solutions arise by refining ideas. Refine your solution to the problem defined in your Week Two Individual Assignment by following the Three Steps in Refining process outlined in Ch. 10 and Ch. 11 of your text. Produce your refinements using ONE form of Visual Organizer (see below). Include the following components in your Organizer:

Original issue Initial solutions


Critical examination of best solution Evaluation of the argument Revised argument Refined solution with implementation plan Final solution

Format your final Visual Organizer by selecting ONE of the forms listed on the Website [www.graphic.org/goindex.html], and include a Title Page, Introduction (stating the purpose of the assignment) and a Conclusion (stating what you learned in terms of the creative and critical process through this assignment). The website listed above is the best source for selection of a Visual (also called a Graphic) Organizer. This website includes a definition, how-to’s, resources, examples, mind mapping, helps for organizing an essay, links to other sites, and much more. You will find many other resources and sources for VO or GO’s on the Internet as well. (Note that Word, Excel, and PowerPoint software does have built-in resources for building specific kinds of VO and GO’s). ----------------------------------------------------------------------

PHL 458 Week 3 Team Assignment Evaluating and Refining Resolutions Presentation (UOP Course) For more course tutorials visit www.tutorialrank.com Tutorial Purchased: 5 Times, Rating: A


Refine your team’s solution to the issue defined in the Week Two Learning Team Instructions by following Ch. 12 (overcoming errors in reasoning) and Ch. 13 (refining resolutions) of the text.

Create an 8- to 12-slide Microsoft® PowerPoint® presentation. Use detailed speaker notes to describe your team’s experience at each stage, and post Presentation as instructed.

Include one or two slides on each of the following:

Original issue Initial resolutions Critical examination of best resolution Evaluation of the argument Revised argument Refined resolution with implementation plan Final resolution ----------------------------------------------------------------------


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Search for problematic societal issues of public interest and pick one issue you would like to resolve. Express the issue you found in your search. Refine your expression and include both the original and the refined version. Justify your revision. Investigate the issue by obtaining necessary information. List the questions you must answer to understand the issue. Conclude your investigation with a thorough explanation of the issue, including answers to each of the questions you identified. Produce ideas toward resolving this issue. Take note of all of your initial ideas--whether you think they are ridiculous or serious is not important. Discuss the two ideas that you think are the most imaginative, original, and positive potential solutions to the issue. Summarize your process and initial solutions. Refine your team's solutions by following Ch. 12 (overcoming errors in reasoning) and Ch. 13 (refining resolutions) of the text and decide on the better of the two.


Present your refined final resolution including an implementation plan. Create a 10- to 15-slide MicrosoftÂŽ PowerPointÂŽ or presentation. Use detailed speaker notes to describe your team's experience at each stage. Include one or two slides on each of the following: Original issue Initial resolutions Critical examination of best resolution Evaluation of the argument Revised argument Refined resolution with implementation plan ----------------------------------------------------------------------

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Select one of the famous thinkers from our class supplemental reading, and read the articles listed for your person. Then in a Response of 200 to 250 words, respond to the following questions (you may select the same person you researched in Week 2):

How did your person refine his or her solution?

How did he or she recognize and overcome difficulties and opposition to this solution?

Respond to one of the following: How did the discovery or revolution your person brought into being relate to the creative process; how was his or her contribution communicated to society? Or what strategies of persuasion were used? ----------------------------------------------------------------------

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Survey the list of Problem-solving Strategies posted in the class Materials forum. You may want to refer to a website which explores many of these methods or techniques used in business or problemsolving to address complex issues or problems (www.mindtools.com). Select just one of these Strategies and in a Response of 200 to 250 words, respond to the following:

2.1 What is the nature of the strategy you selected (define and describe it)?

2.2 Give one good example of the application of this strategy to a problem or issue you have selected for this exercise…

2.3 Comment on when and in what kinds of situations, this strategy might be employed…

2.4 Analyze this strategy in terms of its “creative or critical power”…

Reference

Manktelow, J. & Thompson, R. (1996-2011). Mind tools: essential skills for an excellent career. Retrieved from http://www.mindtools.com ----------------------------------------------------------------------


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3.1 The history of philosophy is full of minor and major philosophers who have used deductive logic to address the tough perennial questions of life related to metaphysics (what is real), epistemology (what is true), and ethics (what is the good life). Some of the issues they have responded to have been quite esoteric, such as where or how the human brain “connects� with the mind and thinking process (Plato & Descartes). Many of the early philosophers tried to explain how life changes, but also maintains some continuity (Pythagoras & Socrates). Others wrestled with the question of how to create and administer a just society (Kant & Rawls). Some have explored the interesting nature of being, and how to be true to that essential nature (Spinoza & Heidegger). Many have debated and explored the nature of language and how it impacts society and power (Wittgenstein & Foucault). And others have made as their major project the creation of a new man who transforms society, hopefully for the better (Hegel & Marx).

Their major contributions certainly reflect creative and critical thinking of the highest order. This discussion question will invite us to select a philosopher we would like to explore, and share what we learn with our class members. Make sure you select one who has not


yet been addressed in this thread, so we are not all doing Plato or Aristotle. There are several excellent sources of info on philosophy and philosophers on the Internet (Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy and the Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy). After you have selected ONE, respond in 200-250 words to the following questions (note you will have to be selective):

3.1 Introduce the class to your philosopher by giving a brief BIO and identifying what question, issue or problem he or she was most concerned with‌

3.2 In your research, what assumptions or difficulties did your philosopher seem to encounter in his or her work?

3.3 Select one of his or her major solutions and discuss the creative and critical process you discover in the research you do.

3.4 How do you think your selected philosopher’s project or proposed solution has impacted society and culture?

Reference

Fieser, James & Dowden, Bradley (2011). Internet encyclopedia of philosophy. Retrieved from Website: http://www.iep.utm.edu


Zalta, Edward (2011). Stanford encyclopedia of philosophy. Retrieved from http://plato.stanford.edu ----------------------------------------------------------------------

PHL 458 Week 4 Individual Assignment Famous Thinkers Paper (2 Papers) For more course tutorials visit www.tutorialrank.com

Select and read the articles about two famous thinkers in the Week Four Electronic Reserve Readings. Find additional articles in the University Library or on the Internet. Write a 1,050- to 1,400-word paper. Include the following: Information about the thinkers’ contributions to society Each thinkers’ personal/ social/ political environments and how you think these factors contributed to their creativity The problems or issues that their ideas sought to solve A description of the solutions, and how their ideas were implemented The creative process of each thinker and a comparison of the two creative processes


A critique of their ideas and what could they have done differently Include at least four references. Format your paper consistent with APA guidelines, with Title Page, Introduction (and Thesis), the body of your Paper (each section or paragraph corresponding to the sub-points in your Thesis Statement), a Conclusion (restates the Thesis), and Reference Page. A Thesis Statement for this assignment might look like this: “This paper will explore two famous thinkers, exploring what shaped each, the problems they faced, solutions they came up with, and the creative process each used to make their contributions to society.� Note the purpose of the assignment [famous thinkers] and the sub-points to be explored [environment, problem, solution, & creative process]. Put the Thesis Statement in your own words. ----------------------------------------------------------------------

PHL 458 Week 4 Team Assignment Nomination of Creative Hero For more course tutorials visit www.tutorialrank.com

Brainstorm your own list of individuals known as highly creative thinkers (not mentioned in the University of Phoenix Material: Creative Genius List for this week's individual assignment).


Select, as a team, one creative thinker who changed the way people saw and/or experienced the world. Summarize, in 350 to 500 words, thisindividual's contributions and make a solid argument for why he or she should be included in any list of important creative thinkers. Include a brief comparison to the thinkers your team members selected for their individual assignments this week: Do they share similar creative processes and/or environments? Format your assignment consistent with APA guidelines. ----------------------------------------------------------------------

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Most of us do not think about our legacy in our twenties or thirties or forties. Somewhere in our fifties, or at midlife, we begin to wonder what our legacy will be to our kids, our family, our community and workers, and our world. Legacy can be defined as “�.


Our use of what we have learned in this course, critical and creative thinking skills and methods, does have something to do with our legacy. ----------------------------------------------------------------------

PHL 458 Week 5 Team Assignment Persuasive Communication Presentation (2 PPT) For more course tutorials visit www.tutorialrank.com

Use the issue addressed in your previous Learning Team Activity and Assignment. Select the most appropriate format to persuade your intended audience of the resolution to your issue. Possible formats include a political campaign, a city council proposal, an editorial article, a commercial, a radio-style podcast, a comprehensive political pamphlet, an interactive game, a website, and so forth. Explain why you chose your format for your intended audience. Create a presentation of your message as you would present it to your intended audience. Include the following in your presentation: Consider possible reasons your audience might reject your ideas. Address anticipated audience objections to your proposal.


Devise strategies for persuading your audience to accept your proposal and incorporate that persuasion in your presentation of the message. Strategically organize your material to deliver your message with the ultimate effect. Post your Persuasive Communication Presentation in the Main forum to allow your classmates to review it. Review the Persuasive Communication Presentation posted by your classmates. Discuss how you and your classmates respond to different messages and how you think the intended audiences might receive each of the Learning Teams’ messages. ----------------------------------------------------------------------


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