PHI101_702 Assignment 1 - 1 What is the value if any of philosophy in our daily lives The value of philosophy within our daily lives is substantial It

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1. What is the value, if any, of philosophy in our daily lives? The value of philosophy within our daily lives is substantial. It enables us to question tradition and seek out more refined methods than those we currently practice. Without philosophy, it is quite possible that strife between individuals would increase, and methodology would continue with trivial steps. “Philosophy develops the capacity to see the world from the perspective of other individuals and other cultures; it enhances one's ability to perceive the relationships among the various fields of study; and it deepens one's sense of the meaning and variety of human experience.'' By way of doing this enables us to progress as a species. It enables us to perceive the relationships and supposed proper “interactions” among those relationships with a new light and understanding. Furthermore, it enables us to reevaluate our own prejudices or reasonings behind our own behaviors and consider whether there be truth within our held beliefs rather than simply following tradition. Philosophy creates freedom and peace; a sense of tranquility in that nothing is truly known. This impacts us on a daily basis because there are many trivial things, or useless steps, that one may follow simply because that is how they have believed to have always been done, with no understanding of why it is done. Even if some steps
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