Philosophy has been called “The Dead Science,” in fact back in 2011 Stephen hawking boldly claimed that “Philosophy is Dead“. And yet it has more need in modern culture than before. People forget that at its very base philosophy teaches the use of reason and logic in life. It is much more than just metaphysics and unanswerable questions about life.
So teaching philosophy causes a few things within a person. Firstly the person begins to start asking their own questions about the way things are, things they would never have noticed before. The person learns to make logical conclusions based on their own thought. In an essence it is learning how to think rather than what to think, such as most people are taught in school.
The Huffington Post wrote a fabulous article on the subject a few years back. A few of their arguments detailed how philosophy…
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