"Value of Philosophy"

"Value of Philosophy"

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What does a scientific person want?

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Section 1

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What does a scientific person want?

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Experimental evidence that is observable.

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Philosophy is also... (according to my own notes -- sparknotes)

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--has no definite body of truths compared to other sciences --as soon as definite knowledge does become possible, this subject becomes a separate science. --questions that do not have definite answers

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Russell's Response:

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--philosophical achievements tend to move out of the domain of philosophy --helps you to negotiate conflicts between inherited beliefs and cold hard reality --weigh each idea on its own merits

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Chief value of philosophy... (according to my own notes)

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--through the greatness of the objects which it contemplates, and the freedom from narrow and personal aims resulting from this contemplation. --to escape life's prison of strife between insistence of desire and powerlessness of will by philosophic contemplation. --union with the universe

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Who wrote the "Value of Philosophy"?

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Bertrand Russell

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What is philosophy?

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A special form of inquiry aimed at the truth.

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What does a practical person want?

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Results.

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