Philosophy is a term designated to an ancestral discipline , which has accompanied humanity since the beginning of civilizations. It is a mental activity that is characterized by the search for knowledge and the essence of everything that exists.Its etymology, formed by the Greek words “ phylos ”, love, and “ sophia ”, wisdom, describes it as the “love of wisdom or knowledge”.

What is Philosophy for?

Philosophy has the purpose of bringing man closer to knowledge , addressing existential, mental and social issues. He seeks to know the origin of everything that surrounds him. Throughout history, currents of thought have emerged based on the perspective of so many philosophers, and many of them have been established as role models.

Philosophy serves to:

  • Understand reality
  • Question reality
  • Train the thought
  • Build knowledge
  • Thinking beyond the established
  • Implement parameters in a company

Understand reality

Philosophy, as an ancient discipline, has laid the foundations for the formation of the sciences and the arts. It has strengthened the growth of subjects such as:

  • The right
  • Medicine
  • Alchemy (predecessor of chemistry)
  • The history
  • The religion
  • Literature
  • The painting
  • Theater
  • The moral

All of the above allow us to become aware of the world around us, and help us to interpret it in order to function in it.

Question reality

When we deepen our knowledge of a subject through philosophy, we tend to seek and inquire more, pursuing less and less obvious ideas and forming criteria in our favor.

By going beyond what is established, we propose to question and explore the possibilities of the discipline that concerns us.

Thus, the branches of philosophy stand out, such as:

  • Philosophy of Law
  • Philosophy of Education
  • Philosophy of Religion
  • Philosophy of science
  • Philosophy of Morals

Train the thought

Those people who intend to take their knowledge to a process of questioning and exploration, through philosophy, will be able to achieve a better consolidated thought.

Philosophy is also responsible for conducting studies close to psychology, in which dogmas, faith and science come into conflict.

Build knowledge

Philosophy can cover any existing topic, to generate solid foundations and a great discipline, so that the next generations will be based on it to carry out their studies and thinking activities.

Thinking beyond the established

Philosophy encourages humanity to form its own thought

Philosophy serves so that there is a thought that exceeds what is established, and thus thinkers take the ideologies that best express their convictions. From this derive political and social ideas, such as leftism, rightism and centralism.

Implement parameters in a company

The philosophy allows to recognize which are the guidelines with respect to which a society should be governed. It is through this definition that it is decided to tolerate controversial and transcendent matters, such as:

  • The abortion
  • Transgenesis (genetic alteration of foods)
  • Euthanasia
  • The death penalty
  • The sale and enslavement of people
  • Drugs and their legalization
  • The homosexuality
  • Homosexual marriage

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Dr. Samantha Robson ( CRN: 0510146-5) is a nutritionist and website content reviewer related to her area of ​​expertise. With a postgraduate degree in Nutrition from The University of Arizona, she is a specialist in Sports Nutrition from Oxford University and is also a member of the International Society of Sports Nutrition.

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