Compose a 500 words essay on The Value of Philosophy. Needs to be plagiarism free!
From this paper it is clear that the knowledge it aims at is the kind of knowledge which gives unity and system to the body of science, and the one which results from a critical examination of the grounds of our conviction, prejudices, and beliefs.
As the study outlines there has been widespread concern that philosophy as a field is shrouded in a great deal of doubt, and therefore, pursuit of knowledge along a path that is not so clear becomes an exercise in futility. However, the reporter should point out that although we might seek “veritable” answers, these answers are mostly subject to other constraints like customs and beliefs, opinions and inclinations among others, and therefore, “right” answers may be rendered not very certain in their truth when subjected to the criterion of proof. Thus, as stated in Russell’s work, the uncertainty of philosophy is largely more apparent than real. He admits that several questions, like ones pertaining to spiritual life whose comprehension are beyond the human intellect. To reinforce this view of state of affairs, J. L. Mackie in his work says that the theologian “must now be prepared to believe, not merely what cannot be proved, but what can be disproved from other believes he also holds… this is because the theologian can maintain his position as a whole only by a much more rejection of reason.”