What is philosophy? Why need to learn it

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Socrates, father of philosophy.


Have you ever wondered who you are? What is the purpose of this life? Or asking questions, why am I there? Learning philosophy is something you have to do. At least by studying philosophy, you can find more appropriate methods for understanding and trying to answer these basic questions.

Way of thinking

Philosophy, not just a course. Philosophy is an action, an activity. Philosophy is an activity to think deeply about the big questions in human life (what is the purpose of life, whether God exists, how to organize the organization and society, and how to live well), and try to answer it rationally, critically, and systematically.

Philosophy has existed for more than 2000 years, and cannot (will never be able to) provide a definite and absolute answer, because philosophy does not provide absolute answers, but offers an alternative way of thinking.

When studying philosophy, you will meet the thoughts of great philosophers throughout human history. Just name the names of the great thinkers, such as Plato, Aristotle, Immanuel Kant, Thomas Aquinas, and Jacques Derrida. Their thinking has shaped the world, as we understand it now.

Some of the subjects taught are moral philosophy, philosophy of science, cultural philosophy, political philosophy, philosophy of history, logic, existentialism, and so on. You will also be invited to think about global justice, democratic theories, and biomedical ethics. According to some people, philosophy is also very useful for broadening insights and ways of thinking.

Important abilities

By studying philosophy, you will get the following skills; think of a problem deeply and critically, form arguments in oral and written form systematically and critically, communicate ideas effectively, and are able to think logically in dealing with life problems that are always unexpected.

By learning philosophy, you will be trained to be a complete human being, that is, who is capable of thinking deeply, rationally, communicatively. Whatever your profession, these abilities are very much needed. On the other hand, by studying philosophy, you will also have extensive knowledge, which has existed for more than 2000 years of human history.

The ability to think logically and abstractly, the ability to form rational and critical arguments, and the ability to convey ideas effectively, critically, and rationally, will enable you to work in various fields, ranging from information-communication, journalism, publishing, consulting, education, religion, or becoming an entrepreneur.

Lawyers, education practitioners, religious leaders, and business practitioners will get very broad insights, which are very useful for developing themselves and their profession. If you really want to explore philosophy, you can continue your studies at the master and doctoral level, and then teach in the field of philosophy.

Special Abilities

By learning philosophy, you will be able to see problems from all sides, think creatively, critically, and independently, be able to manage time and self, and be able to think flexibly in managing a life that is constantly changing.

Philosophy invites you to understand and question ideas about life, about life values, and about our experiences as human beings. Various concepts that are familiar with our lives, such as truth, reason, and our existence as humans, are also discussed critically, rationally, and deeply.

Philosophy is open. Again, philosophy does not provide an absolute answer that applies throughout time. Philosophy sues, questions, and changes itself. This is all in accordance with the true spirit of education.

Philosophy teaches us to do analysis, and express ideas clearly and rationally. Philosophy teaches us to develop and maintain opinions in a healthy way, not with muscle strength, or merely the power of political authority.

Philosophy is an important component of leadership. By learning to think logically, balanced, critical, systematic and communicative, you will become an ideal leader, which is needed by various fields.

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