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PHL 458 Week 1 DQ 1 NEW 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 varie..
PHL 458 Week 1 DQ 2 NEW 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..
PHL 458 Week 1 DQ 3 NEW 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 thinki..
PHL 458 Week 1 Individual Assignment Critical and Creative Thinking in Society Short Essays NEW Write 150 to 200 words on each of the following topics: · Describe a situation of public interest in wh..
PHL 458 Week 2 DQ 1 NEW 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 inve..
PHL 458 Week 2 DQ 2 NEW 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..
PHL 458 Week 2 DQ 3 NEW 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..
PHL 458 Week 2 Team Assignment Think Different Exercise NEW 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 adve..
PHL 458 Week 3 DQ 1 NEW 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 r..
PHL 458 Week 2 Individual Assignment Creative Spark Talk Analysis NEW 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 ma..
PHL 458 Week 3 DQ 2 NEW 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 cours..
PHL 458 Week 3 DQ 3 NEW 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 simpl..
PHL 458 Week 3 Individual Assignment Evaluating Truth and Validity Exercise NEW 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 argumen..
PHL 458 Week 3 Team Assignment Solutions Presentation (New) 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 ver..
PHL 458 Week 4 DQ 1 NEW 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 y..
PHL 458 Week 4 DQ 2 NEW 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 problem-solving to address complex issues or problems (www.mindtools.com). Select ju..
PHL 458 Week 4 DQ 3 NEW 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 t..
PHL 458 Week 4 Individual Assignment Famous Thinkers Paper (2 Papers) NEW 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. In..
PHL 458 Week 4 Team Assignment Nomination of Creative Hero NEW 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 think..
PHL 458 Week 5 Final IQ NEW 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 “”.  ..