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5. The goal of philosophy is to reflect on our beliefs, to state clearly and convincingly what we believe, developing the implications and complications of those beliefs. It includes the effort to see how these beliefs are connected with other people's views (including those of past philosophers) and how they might be defended against objections. It also includes the effort to coordinate different ideas into a single viewpoint: in short, as Socrates says, to examine life to make it worth living (even if it means acknowledging how ignorant we are), for virtue (doing something well) is possible only if one knows what one is doing (virtue is knowledge). In short, philosophy often is concerned more with clarification of the questions than giving answers. 6. We need to get beyond the buzzwords (words frequently used but seldom clearly understood-- e.g. "freedom"), even if they are used to define who we are. The ways we do this are articulation
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