I need your help understanding philosophy. For some reason, I'm not understanding the objective of this subject. Frankly, I only had 1 semester of philosophy so maybe it isn't enough to really understand... But that's what I learned what it was all about(from what I remember.) : Philosphy is concerned primarely with the use of reason to arrive at some kind of truth.(Using arguments that are valid,etc.) Yes, I know this definition might not satisfy some experts on this subject, so you're here to help me understand exactly what it is.Now, what I also want to understand is what exact truths did philosophy achieve in any particular subject ? Are all the famous philosphers people who discovered what love is, what makes a good life,etc.? Because what I'm expecting(Which might not be correct) is the TRUTH about something and not diverse truths from different persons and you're here only to choose what corresponds the most to your personality. So, if someone gives good arguments and says life is good only if you're rich and another person says with support of good arguments that life is good only if you're modest,(Who is right?) then this is what I'm critical of! Because I'm expecting philosophy to be kind've like mathematics or the sciences. Finally, would you say that philosophy is more concerned with the human sciences than the natural ones ? Can philosphy say anything more on the origins of life, universe,etc? than science can't?
Now, I know I might be wrong with all my sayings and that I'm not having a correct vision of the subject that is philosophy, so that's why I'm asking your help to lighten my path!
thank you !
*I may add things later on..