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Philo 1: Applied Philosophy INTRODUCTION JERONE EDISON M. LORENTE THE SOCIAL DIMENSIONS OF HUMAN EXISTENCE I. Social Philosophy and Social Sciences Although both philosophy and science spring from existence, from the inherent desire of the human person to know reality, they differ in their approach and intent. Philosophy seeks to understand reality in its totality and ultimate value, while science attempts to control and manipulate it. The philosophical approach is integrative of experience, whereas the scientific approach cannot be partial in the sense that it isolates a certain aspect of reality. Science makes reality into an object, sometimes apart from the inquirer or the scientist, because the objectivity of science demands that the person of the scientist must not intrude into his inquiry. The objectivity of philosophy, on the other hand, requires that it be subjective, not in the pejorative sense of subjectivistic, but in the sense that the philosopher is part of the reality that he is investigating. In this light, social philosophy and the social sciences, although inquiring into the same social reality, are distinct from each other. Social philosophy: It penetrates into the social dimension of human existence with the immediacy of intuition, searching its meaning and values, conceptualizing them for the sake of integrative meaningful living. The structures that social philosophy seeks to understand are not taken in isolation from one another but placed in a figure-horizon sort of way. Example: The economic structure of society cannot be understood independently of the political and vice versa. Social philosophy attempts to understand his being-with-others-in- society in a total integrative way.
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