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Every human being requires education. Insofar as we understand what this means, education has an essence. Insofar as human beings acquire education, education has existence. You are a human being who has acquired and continues to acquire education.
1. What is the existence of education in your case? Describe it.
2. Based on your knowledge of Plato’s metaphysics from our class, what is essence for Plato?
3. Based on your knowledge of Plato’s metaphysics from our class (Republic, 518c – read in the PDF displayed on class page in Blackboard), what is the Platonic essence of education, as applied to your case? Describe it.
4. Why do you think that what you answered in 3) is indeed the Platonic essence? Explain this in terms of what you know about Plato’s metaphysics, based on your knowledge from our class.
5. Based on your knowledge of Plato’s metaphysics from our class, how does the existence of education in your case determine the Platonic essence of education in your case?
6. Based on your knowledge of Plato’s metaphysics from our class, what would it mean for you to completely achieve the Platonic (essence of) education in your existence?
7. Based on your knowledge of Gilson’s metaphysics from our class, what is essence for Gilson?
8. Based on your knowledge of Gilson’s metaphysics from our class, what is the Gilsonian essence of education, as applied to your case? Describe it.
9. Why do you think that what you answered in 8) is indeed the Gilsonian essence? Explain this in terms of what you know about Gilson’s metaphysics, based on your knowledge from our class.
10. Based on your knowledge of Gilson’s metaphysics from our class, how does the existence of education in your case determine the Gilsonian essence of education in your case?
11. Based on your knowledge of Gilson’s metaphysics from our class, what would it mean for you to completely achieve the Gilsonian (essence of) education in your existence?
12. Based on your knowledge of Sartre’s metaphysics from our class, what is essence for Sartre?
13. Based on your knowledge of Sartre’s metaphysics from our class, what is the Sartrean essence of education, as applied to your case? Describe it.
14. Why do you think that what you answered in 13) is indeed the Sartrean essence? Explain this in terms of what you know about Sartre’s metaphysics, based on your knowledge from our class.
15. Based on your knowledge of Sartre’s metaphysics from our class, how does the existence of education in your case determine the Sartrean essence of education in your case?
16. Based on your knowledge of Sartre’s metaphysics from our class, what would it mean for you to completely achieve the Sartrean (essence of) education in your existence?
On Art
Choose a topic of relevance to you, just as I choose education above, and perform the same kind of analysis in 17)-26) below for that topic, as you performed for education above.
17. What is the existence of Art in your case? Describe it.
18. Based on your knowledge of Plato’s metaphysics from our class, what is the Platonic essence of Art, as applied to your case? Describe it.
19. Based on your knowledge of Plato’s metaphysics from our class, how does the existence of Art in your case determine the Platonic essence of Art in your case?
20. Based on your knowledge of Plato’s metaphysics from our class, what would it mean for you to completely achieve the Platonic (essence of) Art in your existence?
21. Based on your knowledge of Gilson’s metaphysics from our class, what is the Gilsonian essence of Art , as applied to your case? Describe it.
22. Based on your knowledge of Gilson’s metaphysics from our class, how does the existence of Art in your case determine the Gilsonian essence of Art in your case?
23. Based on your knowledge of Gilson’s metaphysics from our class, what would it mean for you to completely achieve the Gilsonian (essence of) Art in your existence?
24. Based on your knowledge of Sartre’s metaphysics from our class, what is the Sartrean essence of Art , as applied to your case? Describe it.
25. Based on your knowledge of Sartre’s metaphysics from our class, how does the existence of Art in your case determine the Sartrean essence of Art in your case?
26. Based on your knowledge of Sartre’s metaphysics from our class, what would it mean for you to completely achieve the Sartrean (essence of) Art in your existence?

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Every human being requires education. Insofar as we understand what this means, education has an essence. Insofar as human beings acquire education, education has existence. You are a human being who has acquired and continues to acquire education.
1. What is the existence of education in your case? Describe it. The existence of my education is the composite of knowledge I have gained throughout my life. For example, the multiplication tables I learned in grammar school and the algebra I learned in High School, as well as how to cook eggs and make my bed — all these particular entities taken together are the facets of my educational existence. No one of them is altogether the essence of my education, and even all of them combined only represent my education as it has come into existence at this particular place in time....

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