Presentation on theme: "Areas of Philosophy Logic & Philosophy of Science Metaphysics"— Presentation transcript:
1 Areas of Philosophy Logic & Philosophy of Science Metaphysics EpistemologyEthicsAestheticsSocial & Political Philosophyphilosophy= thinking about thinkingAreas of philosophy are concerned with what areas of philosophy you are concerned about thinkingPhilosophers disagree about how these areas are divided but most would include the following
2 Logic: Explore the procedures of formal reasoning and formal arguments Associated with scienceWhat is science? What is non-science? Is there anything that has nothing to do with science?What is it that we do now scientifically that we will look back on in 50 years and think “that was crazy”?
6 Epistemology: Episteme= knowledge Study of knowledge, what is worthy of being believed by a rational personWhat does it mean to know? Are there some things that humans can never know? Are there things that humans can know with certainty?How do you know?
8 Ethics:Explores ideas of right and wrong, good and evil and what obligations we might have to another personWhat actions are good/bad, right and wrongIs it ever ok to lie?
9 Aesthetics: The philosophy of art What is art? What is the role of art in society? Do objective standards of beauty and ugliness exists?
10 Social & Poltical Philosophy : What are the limits of state authority?Do people have the right to equal treatment?What are the rights and responsibilities of individual citizens?What is justice?Philosophers explore specific questions related to their areas of interest, but the areas are very related to one another
11 Exit Card:With a partner, brainstorm and write down three events or activities that you have participated in the past weekIdentify the area of philosophy that might have helped you address issues raised by these eventsExplain how it did/would have helped