So what is
philosophy?
What is it?

Philosophers rarely agree
on the topic of ʻwhat is
philosophy?ʼ
 General guidelines
though can be provided
Philosophy begins with a
sense of wonder at the
world
 When we no longer take
things for granted….
We question how things
are…..
Philosophy explores
what we dont know….
When answers are found,
philosophy becomes
science….
THE PARTS OF
 PHILOSOPHY
There are traditionally 5 main
 divisions,

i.e.:-

• LOGIC
• AESTHETICS
• METAPHYSICS
• ETHICS
• EPISTEMOLOGY
LOGIC
 This branch of Philosophy deals
 with the METHOD of argument.
 It oers answers to questions
 such as:
• “Is that re...
AESTHETICS
This branch deals with beauty in
Music and Art.
It offers answers to questions like:
     • “Is that good music...
METAPHYSICS
 This branch deals with the question
of REALITY and BEING.
It deals with questions about the
non-physical worl...
ETHICS
This branch is also known as
MORAL PHILOSOPHY.
It deals with questions about right
and wrong, e.g.
   • “Is moralit...
EPISTEMOLOGY
This branch deals with the theory of
knowledge.
It considers questions like:-
   • “How do we know anything?”...
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  • philosophy

    1. 1. So what is philosophy?
    2. 2. What is it? Philosophers rarely agree on the topic of ʻwhat is philosophy?ʼ General guidelines though can be provided
    3. 3. Philosophy begins with a sense of wonder at the world When we no longer take things for granted….
    4. 4. We question how things are…..
    5. 5. Philosophy explores what we dont know….
    6. 6. When answers are found, philosophy becomes science….
    7. 7. THE PARTS OF PHILOSOPHY
    8. 8. There are traditionally 5 main divisions, i.e.:- • LOGIC • AESTHETICS • METAPHYSICS • ETHICS • EPISTEMOLOGY
    9. 9. LOGIC This branch of Philosophy deals with the METHOD of argument. It oers answers to questions such as: • “Is that reasoning sound?” • “Is that statement true?” • “Is that conclusion valid ?”
    10. 10. AESTHETICS This branch deals with beauty in Music and Art. It offers answers to questions like: • “Is that good music?” • “Is that painting better than this one ?”
    11. 11. METAPHYSICS This branch deals with the question of REALITY and BEING. It deals with questions about the non-physical world, such as :- • “Is there a God?” • “What do we mean by real?”
    12. 12. ETHICS This branch is also known as MORAL PHILOSOPHY. It deals with questions about right and wrong, e.g. • “Is morality subjective?” • “What makes actions “right” and “wrong”?”
    13. 13. EPISTEMOLOGY This branch deals with the theory of knowledge. It considers questions like:- • “How do we know anything?” • “Is there such a thing as certainty?”

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