Unformatted text preview: specific answer to a question (e.g., is there an afterlife?) is thus not as important, from a philosophic standpoint, as determining whether a proposed answer to the question makes sense. 11. How Philosophy Is Different From Science, Law, and Religion • Philosophy challenges the assumptions of science. It does not stop with what things there are; it also examines what it means to be and questions whether thinking in scientific terms is itself justified. • Philosophy questions whether social beliefs and laws are justified. The sheer fact that a society has legitimated a practice through law does not insulate it from philosophic examination and critique. • Unlike religion, philosophy does not depend on faith. Instead, it emphasizes understanding and defending one's beliefs. Philosophy does not aim at commitment or salvation....
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This note was uploaded on 11/09/2011 for the course PHI PHI2010 taught by Professor Jorgerigol during the Fall '09 term at Broward College.
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