What Philosophy Is Important

Submitted By leesajosie10
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This week forum is about whether I believe philosophy is valuable. After reading Bertrand Russell’s paper, I would have to say I do believe philosophy is valuable. Just like any other subject we take in college, they all have some sort of value to each of us. Philosophy opens your mind up and lets you see life in different ways, and I think that is such a beautiful thing. Philosophy makes you see life differently, instead of seeing it just through your own eyes. At least to me, philosophy is extremely valuable. Before taking this class, I took philosophies of life at Oklahoma State University (which did not transfer over and that is why I am in this class right now), and it opened up my eyes substantially. In the reading Bertrand Russell states, “Philosophy, like all other studies, aims primarily at knowledge”. With that said, knowledge is valuable, therefore, philosophy is valuable. The part that stood out to me the most and proved to me that philosophy is valuable was when Bertrand Russell stated, “[…] the value of philosophy; Philosophy is to be studied, not for the sake of any definite answers to its questions, since no definite answers can, as a rule, be known to be true, but rather for the sake of the questions themselves; because these questions enlarge our conception of what is possible, enrich our intellectual imagination and diminish the dogmatic assurance which closes the mind against speculation; but above all because, through the greatness of the universe