WHAT IS PHILOSOPHY? Philosophy over the years has been considered by the average college student as a part of education reserved for someone doing a doctoral dissertation, and therefore of limits to them. Whether this has been a reasonable position to take seems, on the'surface, to be a good question to pursue. For in many high schools philosophy is not taught and so it remains a dark area of the educational field, which only the brave dare to trod. Nevertheless, my view of philosophy, when summed up, is that it is merely a well thought out position coined in several words and used to state what one believes in, is prepared to live by, does live by, will die for, and can defend successfully at any intellectual level. The experts however, offer the following: Norman L Geisler and Paul D. Feinberg1 in their text ? introduction to philosophy, says; ?The logical place to begin is with a definition of this discipline.? However, even the coming up with a definition proves to be a complex philosophical question. Some experts regard philosophy as the ?Uno Numero? of all the'sciences while othe's still don't accept it as a science. Some contend that philosophy reveals information, upon inquiry, of those things that comprise the ultimate things of the world, while othe's don't even regard it as such a serious discipline of inquiry. Othe's see it as an activity of rationality with its central theme being to critically evaluate evidence of a phenomena but to this argument, some hold that reason is not essential or indeed there is no pursuit to an all convincing theme or argument in philosophy.
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June 01, 2009
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