Tutor profile: Trent C.
How should someone decide what information is relevant enough to include in their current writing project?
To know which information is useful for a particular piece of writing, the writer must recognize the purpose of their writing, along with the audience. The purpose of their writing will dictate whether or not the information is beneficial in fulfilling the goal of that project. Without an end goal in mind while writing, all information becomes germane and relevant. The audience must be understood as well. If i were writing a paper on how a volcano erupts, and my audience is a successful chemist, I will not describe my use of the term "Molecule" to them as they are already aware of its meaning. If my audience were a room full of young kids, I would include a description of "Molecule" as it would be necessary for the understanding of that audience.
How do the basic tenets of the epistemology found in Plato and Aristotle differ?
Platonic epistemology is centered around the theory of recollection. Meaning we are able to recognize attributes of a physical being only insofar as that being is participating in an eternal form which we have knowledge of since before birth. He would believe knowledge begins with the universal and is applied to the particular. Aristotle believes that our understanding progresses in the reverse order. We begin our knowing with sensation of particulars, through repetition in experience we are able to grasp the essential attributes of a set of beings. When the essence of that group is understood, we have acquired the universal which Plato believes we start with.
In a situation where the inflation rate of a country has exceeded its desired rate, what organization will enact monetary policies to curb that inflation? Will those policies be contractionary or expansionary?
The Federal Reserve would be the organization in charge of enacting monetary policy. To curb inflation they would enact contractionary policies.