Is Philospohy Useful/Solve Anything?

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Is there any practical use for philosophy and, if so, can it resolve the world's problems>

  • Yes

  • No

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10% 3 votes
  • Yes, especially in countries that run on a democracy. It helps to promote critical thinking, something that is necessary for promoting free thought. The more people think the more dogmatic views stop, a problem in the states. Philosophy: the study of the fundamental nature of knowledge, reality, and existence, especially when considered as an academic discipline. Philosophy is listed in 3 major categories Metaphysics-The branch of Philosophy that dabbles in the nature of reality Epistemology-The branch of Philosophy that studies the nature and scope of knowledge Value theory-Ethics & Aesthetics All of these are essential in not solving crisis in the world, but crisis of a being or person. If you're interested here are a few sites https://opinionator.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/01/25/philosophy-whats-the-use/ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1A_CAkYt3GY&list=PL8dPuuaLjXtNgK6MZucdYldNkMybYIHKR

  • At some point in your life, you will ask the big questions; is there a God? Is there life after death? Are we free or determined? Where do moral principles come from? Does life have a purpose? Those questions make a practical difference to your life. They are what William James calls "live options".

  • People need to know truth, regardless of what it means for their lifestyle. Theres no provable evidence for evolution, and when compared theism wins every time.

  • Philosophy is basically organized thought, so yes.

  • Philosophy is very important as it does teach people alot of things about life and how people should act. One of my favourite philosophers is Sun Zou who wrote a book called the Art of War. The book describes many military tactics used by many military institution around the world. Not only does it teach military tactics, it also teaches the concept of diplomacy and how a country should use diplomacy rather than starting a war, war is the last resort if everything fails. This book has also created the Law of War which has been used by many countries in situations of high tension.

  • Yes because it helps you think outside the box.

  • Of course. Logic, reasoning, and rational thinking are essential for a better world.

  • W H E R E O F O N E C A N N O T S P E A K , T H E R E O F O N E M U S T R E M A I N S I L E N T

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reece says2017-07-11T06:39:00.0241266Z
Philosophy is principle. It's a fundamental part of who each and everyone of us are. It can lead down the path of Well-being, or it can lead down the path of misery.
missmedic says2017-07-11T20:33:15.0613883Z
Your philosophy is your worldview, which is a backdrop for all thought and a context for all knowledge. The decision about examining philosophy is between: 1) to make your philosophy explicit, or 2) to be a slave to the subconscious notions, principles, and other people's philosophies picked up throughout life. To ignore the topic of philosophy is to be doomed to the second choice. Examining your philosophy will allow you to discover and root out all errors and contradictions and allow you to more easily acquire knowledge and to think in concepts rather than concretes.
reece says2017-07-12T04:41:49.3712863Z
@missmedic Principle is the context of knowlege...
ladiesman says2017-07-13T21:31:34.1952271Z
Abstract ideas have concrete consequences.

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