Philosophy - Philosophy. What is philosophy? What are the...

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Philosophy. What is philosophy? What are the presuppositions of philosophy? Does phil make progress? Natural theology What is natural theology? Can natural theology be successful? What are the implications of the success or failure of natural theology? Is there a conflict between natural theology and faith? Philosophy "Love of wisdom" Philosophy is a conversation, aiming at truth and disciplined by reason. The conditions of the philosophical conversation are: (1) clarity, (2) logicality, and (3) relevance. If one fails in any one of these three areas, one excludes oneself from the philosophical conversation. Since philosophy aims at the truth, philosophy is primarily about propositions -- claims, theses, possible assertions, things capable of being true or false. A proposition includes concepts -- general ideas, corresponding to terms and predicates, such as goodness, existence, humanity, knowledge and redness. The clarity of a proposition, and its relevance or logical relationship to the progress of a dialogue, depends on its constituent concepts. Consequently, philosophy is also concerned with the nature and composition of concepts. Philosophy presupposes a situation of controversy, doubt or ignorance. We don't philosophize
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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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