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Philosophical study means study of a topic at the most fundamental level. We explore all core aspects of the topic in detail so as to fully understand it. If there are more than one widely accepted philosophical theories pertaining to a subject, they exist side by side because both lead to same conclusions which are consistent with what we believe, expect or ...


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Probably quite a bit of Ryle's philosophy has to be brought into play before his position on philosophy and proof is fully clear - if indeed it is fully clear. The following extract may, however, clear a few spots of ground: IN "Proofs in Philosophy ", Professor Ryle points out that " Philosophical arguments can be or fail to be logically powerful ...


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It's best not to think of this as merely 'borrowing words.' I suspect that Wittgenstein himself would have said that it's impossible to borrow a word as such; what we do instead is import rules across games in strange ways. Imagine if you and I were playing checkers, and when I got a piece all the way to your side of the board (creating a king), I started ...


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Is philosophy about proof? Depends on what you mean by philosophy. Like most complex endeavors, science comes to mind, definitions are not entirely beyond controversy. Some would call this metaphilosopy which is discussion over the nature of what constitutes 'philosophy'. Ironically, not everyone even sees metaphilosophy and metaphysics as a part of or ...


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I don't see an immediate contradiction. Here is how I understand it: Ryle doesn't say that philosophy is not "in the business of proving things". He says that proving things is just a possible result of philosophy as scoring goals is just a possible result of tennis. "in vain" is here also important: there must be a specific reason & context about why ...


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Gilbert Ryle is confused. I suspect he's thinking that a proof must be positive, but philosophy does not deal much in positive proofs. It proceeds by a process of abduction and for the most part this depends on the refutation of theories by reductio arguments. A redutio argument is a proof. Russell rejects metaphysics because he is able to prove that all ...


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A philosophical study is the analysis of the fundamental nature of one or more aspects of the world in which we live... Any and every aspect of the world is subject to scrutiny for the purposes of gaining insight and deepening the knowledge of ourselves and the world around us.


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I'm getting a PhD in philosophy, and I'm friends/acquaintances with many professional philosophers (i.e. philosophy professors), and I guess I'll weigh in here. The answer depends on what you think a philosophical question looks like and what would count as an answer to one. Most philosopher think philosophical questions have answers (assuming the questions ...


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In essence, your question is like this SE post which asks "how science is related to philosophy". Other closely related question are "is science just a more refined and effective method of philosophy?", "how does one know whether a discipline is a science of philosophy?", and "How should we characterize the relationship between mathematics and philosophy of ...


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Let's separate out two aspects of philosophy. First, there is a broad sense in which philosophy is the study of the application of higher reasoning. This goes straight back to the ancient Greek philosophers in the West (and to other ancient thinkers in other regions of the world): to the Socratic method, or Aristotles system of categorization. Note that for ...


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Both discipline use low level logic. But they have a different goal : Science answer the question : How the world ? Philosophy answer the question : Why the world ? So, based on these statements, I think we can't say that maths or physics are a branch of philosophy.


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Similarly to the above answers, intuition is a form of stimuli building quietly on the consciousness, allowing us to react accordingly, and most would say, correctly to a situation. This may not be a generic definition, but if we accept that, then it can be philosophically accepted and incorporated into a understanding that has fundamental effects on many ...


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