Running head: DEFINING PHILOSOPHY
University Of Phoenix
This paper will define the nature of philosophy and describe the nature of philosophical questions focusing on how philosophical questions differ from questions of a scientific or factual nature.
What is Philosophy? According to chapter 1, the word Philosophy is the love for wisdom and knowledge that is dedicated to fundamental concepts such as reality, truth, causality, existence and freedom. Philosophy allows one to stimulate and trigger another person’s intelligence to reflect and evaluate human interests and experiences.
Philosophy is a diverse field of human knowledge with lengthy history. Philosophy grasps nearly all issues of human existence. Philosophy can be interpreted differently to other people. Philosophy can be a stimulating theory test when one goes through the process of discovering opinions, beliefs and views.
Philosophy is made of four primary areas, Metaphysics, Epistemology, Political and Social philosophy.
Metaphysics is the nature of things and what reality is and how it is known.
People who specialize in metaphysics research the kind of things that exist and what the things are like. Metaphysics consist of a wide range of issues, such as the history of mankind and the reality of God. Metaphysics is referred to as ultimate reality that explains facts about certain things such as if there is such a thing as free will, what is beauty, what is considered the truth and if there is a god or gods.
Epistemology is a one of the branches of philosophy which focuses on facts, and questions about the state laws, government, and how each organization develops. Epistemology questions are also related to commitment and knowledge and how the knowledge is attained. To satisfy the study of epistemology certain criteria must be fulfilled in order for the suggestion to be believed as...