What is the job of philosophy: Discover truth(yes) or analyze logic and language(no)?

Asked by: ladiesman
  • Love of wisdom

    The word “philosophy” translates as “love of wisdom”. To the ancient philosophers; Socrates, Plato and Aristotle, Philosophy was a way of life, Something substantive. In the contemporary world, Philosophy is more regarded as a scholarly exercise. Philosophies beginning in the late Middle Ages and Renaissance, Starting with Nominalism and Descartes have become more restrictive and scientific than they were in ancient times and the Middle Ages. The desire for philosophy to be done through science has resulted in reductionism, Which works as a practical method, But is problematic when used as a theory.

  • The Act of Loving Wisdom

    "Love of wisdom" or "love of discourse" is something that is done, Not only something that is thought of. To have all truth and knowledge is the end of its usefulness. But it is also an act that can be continued for the enjoyment of it, Which is an aspect of truth. Analyzing logic and language is much of the method, And another effect, But in the end this is just another microcosm of truth.

  • It's not so simple.

    Analyzing logic and language is a way to look for the truth. But truth isn't one and only, It's a process of stating some points as truths. Yet truth is not a thing to discover objectively. Assuming something as the truth has always specific consequences and why would philosophers be the best people to state what the truth is? I'm not telling there is no trust, Contrary, I think it's a great and important aim to choose some points as the truth. But it's unnecessary to bring it to this binary distinction.

    Posted by: zey9

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