But, I think there is some basic philosophical importance in our drawing activity as well. At the end of class we started to think about this: did our drawings of the good life "match up" with any of the philosophical theories we have read (the ethical theories of Socrates, Plato, Aristotle, Mill, or Rand)? For example, perhaps Nakia's drawing of donating to St. Jude's relates to Aristotle's virtuous action. Or, perhaps drawings centering on successful careers relates to Ayn Rand's "self-interest." These are just possible examples of drawings "matching up" with a philosophical theory.
Now, think about your own drawing and the philosophers we have read. If you were to match your drawing to one of theories we have discussed which would it be (such as Mill on creating the "greatest happiness for all", Rand's "self-interest", Socrates' virtue, or Aristotle's focus on virtuous action)? As best as you can, explain why you see a connection between your drawing and the particular philosopher/theory you chose. It will be helpful to look back at class notes/readings/handouts on these philosophers.