Epistemology is the branch of philosophy that deals with questions about what constitutes knowledge, rationality, justified belief, etc. Your opinions about how we know things, the limits of what we can know, and what constitutes a good standard for evidence are the elements that comprise your epistemology. Everyone has an epistemology whether they consciously reflect… Continue reading Do You Know What Your Epistemology Is?
The value of philosophy lies in the self-knowledge, interior depth, and sense of wonder that one acquires as a consequence of contemplating the fundamental categories of existence. Unlike the sciences, philosophical activity is not identified by some specific body of knowledge it proposes to offer. Science is valuable because it provides answers, whereas philosophy is valuable… Continue reading What Can Philosophy Do With Us?
The pragmatist asks, “what is the value of Philosophy?” The philosopher responds, “what standards do you use to determine value and what evidence can be offered for the justification of such standards?” In the philosopher’s response to questions about the value of his discipline, we discover the following principle: the very act of questioning something,… Continue reading The value of philosophy