How do mythology, history, and religious dogma at the beginning of Western philosophy correlate?
What do the mythologies from the beginning of Western thought tell you about the mindset of the people who told and shared those stories?
How does the belief in the gods of mythology differ from your belief system? How are they similar?
This week, you learn about different ways of searching for knowledge or truth. Compare the types of inquiry the authors of the readings inside the textbooks describe? Which of those ways do you apply for your search of knowledge or truth?
Compare the type of inquiry of the pr-Socratic philosophers from the Abel text to the type of knowledge you find in the excerpts from Homer, Hesiod, and Sophocles. How does the type of inquiry influence the answers you are given.