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It seems like you are puzzling over theories of truth - and yes, coherentism is one approach plato.stanford.edu/entries/truth As 'philo sophia', love-of-truth, determining what truth is, is clearly a core philosophical concern. We were discussing how philosophy is intrinsically 'meta', and meta concerns tend to become philosophical "Why ask why" ...


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Many fields that we now call "sciences" were originally thought of as branches of philosophy. For that reason, philosophy is often called the "mother of sciences." A good way of conceptualizing it is that philosophy deals with open questions --ones to which there is no universally acclaimed, uncontroversial answer. All disciplines pose ...


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Some of my observations/opinions: Describing philology as "love of learning" seem overly broad to me; surely that's not what the academic discipline of philology is. Wikipedia says that it: is more commonly defined as the study of literary texts as well as oral and written records, the establishment of their authenticity and their original form, ...


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What would be some problems if we would define them to be branches of philosophy? When we use the term -- 'branch', we must be able to distinguish one branch from other branches. In other words, we must be able to demark them. This is not possible in the case of some subjects. IMHO, it would be good for us to consider a thing that is subtler and that ...


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There's a branch of philosophy called philosophy of language which is closely related to Philology and you may take a look. Personally I'll view philosophy is innately related to any field including philology, but the borderline normally lies in whether it's non-disputed scientifically or empirically proved knowledge or not... Regarding your first ...


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