Philosophy and Society
Education and philosophy are two closely related disciplines. In some areas, the two disciplines overlap each other. Education is on the dynamic side in philosophy. They correlate in that an individual can never be taught of one and the other left. Education can never be completed without philosophy. Education makes it possible for philosophy to convert others to its values and aims. Philosophy is fundamental to the career goals (Jaspers 32).
The value of philosophy is never self-evident. Philosophy is usually under suspicion of being deprived of any value and useless practically. Philosophy is never useful in the production of immediate and tangible results. The philosophical questions never bring income and never fix the broken gadgets. They only serve to satisfy spiritual and intellectual needs. Their value indirectly achieved and this is through their effects (Relationship of philosophy to other fields of thought).
Philosophy can help in improving the critical thinking skills. It is also the best way to know some certain things. Philosophy can teach us many things and are important for various reasons. Philosophy can raise the sensitivity especially of universalistic moral values. It can also stimulate the readiness we have to stand up for some principles of fairness and justice. This is because it provides opportunity and tools to reflect on some basic values and concepts. It may prove impractical in the definition of acts and choices (Relationship of philosophy to other fields of thought).
As grownups, we should always instill many values to the young ones. This is accomplished since we do not require them to grow up and become criminals in the society. The morality and values are important things that should be molded in the mind of a child. There are some other things in life to focus on. Critical thinking and reasoning plays a major role in shaping the society. It ensures that humans flourish in the right way (Jaspers 15).
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