The Philosophy Of Philosophy Essay

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Throughout the semester, in this class we have discussed and learned about not only basis of philosophical issues and the topics that pertain to them: race, society, sexuality, violence, and the basic knowledge of what is considered right or wrong, to name a few. These topics are still relevant today. This leads to the basic question of whether philosophy from hundreds of years ago, are still relevant to today and the society of which we live? The answer, simply put is yes. It is still relevant because we still do question everything, we still wonder about topics that were discussed back then, and because philosophy is the basis of critical thinking, a quality that is still useful today. We often ask questions, which in turn led us to the discovery of the discipline of philosophy. The primary reason for philosophy is to gain knowledge about ideas and questions in which we have no idea in which there has yet to be an answer to. Even in today’s times we tend to question how things happened, how things changed, and so forth. Per Aristotle this question “arises in us naturally because they seem to follow the natural expectation that something traditionally called casuality is at work” (t Hakim, Albert. Historical Introduction to Philosophy. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson/Prentice Hall, 2006. 94. Print.) . It is through Aristotle’s belief that “in order for us to have knowledge of a thing, we must have knowledge of the substances that the thing is made up of ("Aristotle…

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