It tries to discover the nature of truth and knowledge and to find what is of basic value and importance in life. It also examines the relationships between humanity and nature and between the individual and society. Philosophy arises out of wonder, curiosity, and the desire to know and understand.
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The Uses of Philosophy in Today's World Rick Garlikov Philosophy, in the sense I am discussing it here, is the sustained, systematic, reflective thinking about concepts and beliefs in any subject to see what is clear i. It differs from science in that it includes the study of more than what is empirical i.
Examples of philosophical writing that examine concepts and beliefs about various topics are many of my essays at www. In normal usage, the terms "philosophy" and "philosophical" have a number of trivial meanings which have nothing to do with the academic subject of philosophy or the slightly broader sense in which I use it here, that includes thinking more deeply and Philosophy in our daily lifes about topics which may not be found in typical college philosophy department coursesso people tend to misunderstand what philosophy is, and see no point in studying it.
It is not related to philosophy in the sense of sustained, systematic, reflective analysis of any topic. Loosely associated with this view of philosophy is the one that thinks philosophers are at best merely "book-smart" people who have no common sense because they come up with crackpot beliefs and ideas.
While in some cases this may be true, more often it is believed because it is not the reasoning but only the conclusion that is looked at, and it is true that many conclusions philosophers reach are counter-intuitive or odd, or contrary to conventional belief.
It is important, however, not to look just at conclusions that people reach, but the evidence and reasons they give for them. That is where insights lie if there are to be any. Thus, in a time of great economic, scientific, and technological advancement, one might mistakenly believe that there is no particular use for philosophy, because it deals with intangible ideas, some seemingly crazy, which cannot be proved scientifically or verified objectively, and which have nothing to do with providing greater creature comforts or material progress.
Pragmatists may believe at any time that there is not much use for philosophy and that philosophy is merely about having opinions, opinions which are no better than anyone else's opinions, and of no more value than idle speculation.
So what is the use of philosophy?
In the first, and narrowest, place, for some people philosophy simply satisfies a personal need or interest. Philosophy is, as it has always been, interesting in its own right for that minority of people who simply like to think about, or who are by nature driven to think about, and who appreciate and find great pleasure in discovering insights into, what seem to be intangible or complex issues, great or small.
But the tools of philosophy can be important to everyone because it potentially helps one think better, more clearly, and with greater perspective about almost everything.
There are numerous specific topic areas in academic philosophy, many of interest only to a few, even among philosophers, but there are features and techniques common to all of them, and it is those features and techniques which also can apply to almost anything in life.
These features have to do with reasoning and with understanding concepts, and, to some small extent, with creativity.
Normally, all other things being equal, the better one understands anything and can think clearly and logically about it, the better off one will be, and the better one will be able to act on that understanding and reasoning.
It is my viewfor example, that better conceptual understanding by NCAA and NFL administrators would lead to a far more workable and acceptable "instant replay review" policy. Furthermore, philosophy in many cases is about deciding which goals and values are worthy to pursue -- what ends are important.
One can be scientific or pragmatic about pursuing one's goals in the most efficient manner, but it is important to have the right or most reasonable goals in the first place.Philosophy comes from two greek roots philo meaning love and sophos meaning wisdom.
Those two greek roots combined, mean a love of wisdom, and in my eyes an everlasting thirst for knowledge. Philosophy is apart of everyday life whether you think about it or not, you are dealing with philoso.
philosophy that contributes to our life must be the coherency of our approach to life. Philosophy is a way of relating to life, which, among other things, requires awareness.
The Man That is always pondering The ability to respect and GAIN UNDERSTANDING of others views will help you WHY? What Philosophy is a broad topic and can be divided into many categories. The Importance of Philosophy in Human Life Posted In: Information and Theories 9/17/04 By: Unknown PHILOSOPHY is a study that seeks to understand the mysteries of existence and reality.
Philosophy has had enormous influence on our everyday lives. The very language we speak uses classifications derived from philosophy. The Uses of Philosophy in Today's World Rick Garlikov.
Philosophy, in the sense I am discussing it here, is the sustained, systematic, reflective thinking about concepts and beliefs in any subject to see what is clear (i.e., intelligible) and reasonable to believe about it, and why. Chemistry In Our Daily Life Chemistry is a big part of your everyday life.
You find chemistry in daily life in the foods you eat, the air you breathe, your soap, your emotions and literally every object you can see or touch. We live in a world of matter.