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What is the purpose of philosophy in education?

Asked by T. Lopez, Last updated: Sep 30, 2019

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C. Evins

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C. EvinsCollege Student, Schooling, Wolverhampton
College Student, Schooling, Wolverhampton

Answered on Sep 30, 2019

Philosophy is an attitude which we develop toward life, and it helps us with good and sound judgment and decision making. We are always asking questions. Greek philosophy trumpeted the start of organized Western thought. It is from this logic that science and mathematics evolved, and then later on psychology.

Early theories of evolution and atomic theory began in Ancient Greece. Biology, physics, and mathematics developed from this school of thought. Philosophers, such as Plato, developed many methods of understanding the human psyche.

These methods have dramatically improved and defined concepts of psychology as we know of it today. Also, Plato and Socrates have had significant influence over some of the most brilliant minds in psychology, such as Freud and Jung.

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C. Evins

Want to explore the world.

C. EvinsCollege Student, Schooling, Wolverhampton
College Student, Schooling, Wolverhampton

Answered on Sep 30, 2019

Philosophy is the study of numerous things, especially and including logic and reason. It involves the shaping and understanding of how we think and why, and it also addresses the fundamental questions of life. There cannot be education without philosophy, as it is the basis of science, practical thinking and application, and psychology.

We should be teaching philosophy to kids, which would help them to learn, think, and grow more independently. Also, philosophy-based lessons support a community approach to learning in the classroom.

Generally, college-aged kids study philosophy to strengthen their minds and look to the classical teachers of the concept to show them how to decipher how and whys of life. The greatest philosophers, Socrates and Plato search for the absolute truth.

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C. Reyes

C. Reyes

Answered on Sep 17, 2019

The truth is, the importance of philosophy in education cannot be overemphasized. The sole purpose of philosophy in education is to facilitate fast accessibility to certain facts or truth we desire. However, philosophy is also needed in education so that we can have detailed knowledge about some principles in the various fields or disciplines of education. This is going to be achieved by actively engaging your minds in relation to what we are being taught.

Education is needed for discoveries; then, philosophy is part of what is needed. Philosophy is needed in education so that truth can be revealed and knowledge broadened. The study of philosophy we help students to treat issues not only as fact-finders, but to also think from different angles so that those problems can be treated from different perspectives, and this will also make them be self-sufficient. Invariably, the purpose of philosophy in education is to make educational goals achievable.

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