Fter reading chapter 13 and 15 of the textbook, Philosophy the Power of Ideas, answer the following questions.

After reading chapter 13 and 15 of the textbook, Philosophy the Power of Ideas, answer the following questions.

Each answer should be at a minimum 1 paragraph, while others may be several paragraphs in length.

The grade of A (180 or higher out of 200points) will only be assigned to exemplary submissions which demonstrate extensive thought and effort in completion of the assignment.

Please note: there are only two sources for you answers: the textbook and your mind! Any information taken from other sources is unacceptable.

Plagiarism of the thoughts or ideas of others be it from books or the internet will result in a zero on the assignment and your final course grade being dropped by a full letter grade.

1) Explain and evaluate the notions of Karma, samsara, and Nirvana.

2) Explain and evaluate the Hindu ideas of Brahman, atman and reality.

3) Explain the Buddhaas four noble truths. Is he correct in his view?

4) Explain and evaluate the a?Eight Fold Patha?. Is this a reasonable philosophy for life?

5) Explain the connection or relationship between Tao, Yin, and Yang.

6) Explain and evaluate Lao Tzuas notion of effortless non-striving.

7) Explain and evaluate Confuciusas principle of Mean.

8) Explain and evaluate the views of Murasaki Shikibu and the role and status of women.

9) Explain and evaluate the argument of St. Anselm for Godas existence.

10) Explain and evaluate Guaniloas objection to the ontological argument.

11) Summarize and evaluate St. Thomas Aquinasas Five Ways.

12) Leibniz claims that this is the a?best of all possible worldsa?. A) Why does he say this? B) Do you agree with his assertion?

13) Explain and evaluate Friedrich Nietzscheas claim that a?God is dead!a?

14) Explain and evaluate the views the views of William James regarding religious belief.

15) Explain how it is possible that your religious views are right and yet everyone elseas (expect those who believe as you) are wrong.