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Can all philosophy questions be answered because philosophy is an academic study? Or are there some that cannot be answered because you need personal experience in order to be able to?

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With a proper understanding of epistemology and metaphysics, everything has an answer.
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Philosophy has main ideas that anyone can use to solve the questions

Philosophy was founded by history's well-renowned Grecian men named Aristotle and Plato. Philosophy is used to record life's biggest questions. Because philosophy has these questions, there must already be answers to them.

Context

The world has had many philosophers who try to answer life’s biggest questions. Plato and Aristotle were Greek philosophers who influence how morality, integrity, and truth work.

The Argument

Philosophy is the studying of one’s self and the world around them.[1]To understand these things, questions must be asked. A few philosophical questions are “Does god exist?”, “What makes up a person’s personality?”, or “Is karma real?” These are big questions often without clear answers. However, philosophy has main ideas that can solve these questions. The main ideas of philosophy are metaphysics, logic, and value theory. Metaphysics is the study of nature and reality, logic is the study of inferences or arguments, and value theory is the study of the why to or what degree people value ideas, other people, or things. Metaphysics believe that everything in the world has its place, which is true. Logic believes that there are universal truths that everyone can agree on, which is true. Value theory believes that if life is valuable, people should at least be happy, which is also true. Therefore, if all the main ideas of philosophy have true positions, then these positions should answer life’s greatest questions. What is the meaning of life? To be happy. Is there such thing as truth? If everyone believes in that one fact, yes.

Counter arguments

Philosophy is a lot broader than the main ideas Aristotle made. In fact, the main ideas have branched off into different studies. Science is a branch of metaphysics with its own philosophy. Its philosophy also has questions. Also, although philosophy has main ideas, they don’t have answers to all questions of life. For example, metaphysics says that everything in the universe has a place of existence. However, Aristotle also talked about human beings having souls that move throughout the cosmos and reality. [2] Not everyone believes that humans have a soul or believe that cosmos determine reality. Aristotle’s idea of logic was also too broad. Ancient Greece wasn’t aware of all parts of the world. Therefore, they believed that the earth consisted of the eastern hemisphere. Although all Greeks would agree on that being true, they would still be wrong because they were ignorant of the other places of the world. Philosophy only has a few ideas that would answer simple fundamental questions. These are all answers that everyone in the world can agree on. There are still more questions that people have that many can’t agree on. It takes more than philosophy to be able to solve all of life’s pressing questions.

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Premises

[P1] Philosophy is easy for anyone to understand. [P2] Main ideas always provide fundamental answers to hard questions.

Rejecting the premises

[Rejecting P1] Philosophy is hard to understand because it’s so broad. [Rejecting P2] Main ideas are a small portion of all ideas in philosophy.

References

  1. https://philosophy.fsu.edu/undergraduate-study/why-philosophy/What-is-Philosophy
  2. https://www.britannica.com/biography/Aristotle/Physics-and-metaphysics#ref33174
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