The Value Of Philosophy

Philosophy (from greek: philosophia; love of wisdom) is the study of general and fundamental questions, such as those about reason, existence, knowledge, values, mind, and language. The field of philosophy, I argue, is highly neglected in modern times, that which I feel is really quite ironic considering the need for philosophy being greater than ever. That which I believe because the demands placed upon us paired with a comfortable and mechanic lifestyle experienced in many parts of the world makes our brains go haywire, that which easily can lead to great stress and anguish. So where does philosophy fit into all of this? Well, studying philosophy is about learning about new ways of viewing (seeing oneself in relation to) the world and to interact with it, and whereas one can live a life without philosophy, I do not believe that one such man is fully equipped to respond to the harsh demand of life nor to appreciate its beauty.

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