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How Practical-Ought/Moral-Ought I to Live My Life?

The first day of class is now 335 days away. The final episodes of Philosophy Bites exposed me to a pair of interviews that brought up the idea of "Self Help Philosophy". This is the idea that philosophy exists to improve the quality of one's life - to make life go better for those who engage in its practices. I am going to divide this discussion into two parts. First, I want to look at the idea that philosophy is supposed to answer the question of how we should live.
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