Posted On: Nov. 18, 2017
I believe that the relationship between the study of philosophy and my academic goals rest with the idea of being able to know. I want to study physics; in physics, even physical laws are sometimes questioned and tested, so at what point is there enough evidence. More interestingly, Charles Taylor, from the Intelecom video, brings up the point of the differences between explaining the French Revolution or describing it. I believe this concept can also be closely tied to the sciences, because new developments or discoveries need to be explained and described – just depends on the audience and the intent. I believe the biggest, or the most common, benefit or value from philosophy comes from the ability to thinking rationally through an argument, or difficult decision. Increasingly important, the ability to think logically also makes people more interested in being logical and acts as a catalyst to get people more interested in how they should be living their lives, or how they make their decisions. Springing from the same reason, ethical issues are affected due to the probability that people who thinking philosophically or logically will take more time and care when dealing with ethical dilemmas and questions. Finally, all this logical thinking can bring a sense of harmony to society, because people would not be carelessly making decisions or changes, which could affect other members of that society. Each decision would be made with the utmost care and level of rationale. Intelecom (2013). Intelligent Telecommunication. Retrieved from http://searchcenter.intelecomonline.net/playClipDirect.aspx?id=E22DB555B562B4634B7E6D051FE3F775E887BDFAD510E2778E97BB451E6E33A30EEBC78DF63984BEC8D09BCDA68C3422 Philosophy may not help us in thinking rationally, like science. But it definitely helps us in finding answers to questions that science may not be able to answers or explain. The logic may not work in philosophy. It is the belief that really works in philosophy. What science cannot explain can be attributed to super natural power, who guides our actions and thought process to a particular direction. We may not be a aware of it and may be doing it unconsciously. However the fact is that our actions do have some logic, which science may not be explain in a rational way.