Philosophy: The Passion to Understand Chapter 9 Philosophy A passion to understand, a love of wisdom…conveying information is not as important as helping others in their search for wisdom The Branches of Philosophy
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Metaphysics…an area of philosophy that deals with questions about the nature of ultimate reality… a search for order and wholeness, is human nature physical or spiritual… ultimate questions about persons and about the universe
Epistemology: An area of philosophy that examines questions about how and what we know…what knowledge is true…is there a difference between knowledge and belief?
Axiology: An area of philosophy that deals with the nature of values…the nature of the good and the beautiful. Ethics is concerned with moral values and conduct; Aesthetics is concerned with the theory of beauty
Idealism…ideas are the only true reality, the material world is characterized by constant change and uncertainty…the power of reason is emphasized and the scientific method and sense perception are deemphasized
Kant…a priori and a posteriori
Jane Roland Martin…continuing conversation and the female voice