Philosophy and the Benefits That This Science Entails

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Philosophy and the Benefits That This Science Entails
It is human nature to constantly ponder and think about how we can enrich our lives. Unfortunately, for many years society has been telling us that the only way to “enrich” our lives it to partake in the quest to achieve the American Dream and fill the emptiness that we sometimes feel as humans with artificial and material objects. But it is with the concept of philosophy that us as humans can break away from the stereotypical mold of material possessed humans that our society so desperately wants us to morph into. The discipline of philosophy does not only build character as you are challenged to reflect upon controversial subjects, but it also provides answers for the ones who take this discipline seriously and live an examined life. If studied properly the discipline of philosophy has the potential to enrich the lives of many people, as well as enable people to act and think in a way that they never thought was possible.

Always searching for the next thing to help enrich one’s quality of life is an exhausting task that will endure for one’s entire lifespan. But philosophy helps provide ways to enrich one’s life without having to depend on material objects or emotional attachments such as lust that makes one feel alive. Philosophy can enrich people’s lives because philosophy provides truth. As Aristotle wrote, “Philosophy is the science of truth.” Through this quotation Aristotle is trying to demonstrate that finding the truth is not something that becomes evident when pondering superficial ideas. What Aristotle is suggesting is that finding truth in things is a science due to the critical thinking that is involved. Therefore, philosophy will not only enrich our lives by providing the truth when sought after correctly, but it can also enrich our lives with helping us develop the acquired skill of critical thinking.

Philosophy not only helps to enrich our lives but it also can enable and encourage...
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