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    There are many kinds of philosophy courses like philosophy of physics, chem., Maths, etc. But, which is the actual original philosophy study course, from where these originated, like philosophy to moral subjects, life and similar topics ??

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    Do you mean by original as taught by the Greeks or the foundations as taught now?


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    Quote Originally Posted by Prometheus
    Do you mean by original as taught by the Greeks or the foundations as taught now?
    Original, in the sense of like social subjects(life, origin, and all).
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    I am still confused as to what you are meaning by original in this context. You say life, but what aspect of life? Do you mean how we make the distinction between living and non-living, between living and dead? Or are you referring to unity or the diveristy of life? Or how we should go about studying life? Or........?

    You mention origin. Origin of the universe? Origin of knowledge? Origin of life? Origin of individuality? Origin of the soul? Origin of .......?

    Please clarify.
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    I will choose like "How we should go about studying life ??"
    We know, Aristotle was a philosopher, can you give his philosphy classifications ??
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    Aristotle investigated a lot of different kinds of philosophy (philosophy of politics/ethics/biology) as well as a number of different sciences. One could perhaps say that much of Aristotle is united by his metaphysics. If one wants to take a class on Aristotle, then one can take a class on Aristotle.

    Generally, philosophy is about how one should reason; it is a very diverse field. Introductory courses tend to be survey courses. These courses introduce the student to a wide range of thought within a subject but to not get into very much depth with any particular author or topic.

    Contemporary philosophy of physics classes tend toward the survey themselves, though they probably focus on 20th Century linguistic philosophy and the responses to this philosophy.

    Another way that classes like philosophy of a specific application (like philosophy of physics) are taught is through the examination of the subject itself for places where philosophical insight can do some work. In this way, students can take the initiative and apply a particular tradition to the philosophical problems that arise within an application.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PhysBang
    Aristotle investigated a lot of different kinds of philosophy (philosophy of politics/ethics/biology) as well as a number of different sciences. One could perhaps say that much of Aristotle is united by his metaphysics. If one wants to take a class on Aristotle, then one can take a class on Aristotle.

    Generally, philosophy is about how one should reason; it is a very diverse field. Introductory courses tend to be survey courses. These courses introduce the student to a wide range of thought within a subject but to not get into very much depth with any particular author or topic.

    Contemporary philosophy of physics classes tend toward the survey themselves, though they probably focus on 20th Century linguistic philosophy and the responses to this philosophy.

    Another way that classes like philosophy of a specific application (like philosophy of physics) are taught is through the examination of the subject itself for places where philosophical insight can do some work. In this way, students can take the initiative and apply a particular tradition to the philosophical problems that arise within an application.
    Thanks a ton !! Very impressive and to the point reply, the way i was expecting.
    So, Philosophy as i've understood is a kind of deep study of any subject matter, be it social, science, etc.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Yash
    So, Philosophy as i've understood is a kind of deep study of any subject matter, be it social, science, etc.
    It might be better to say that it's a deep study of aspects of a subject matter. A philosopher of biology might be hopeless working in a lab, but could still do good work on why the results of a lab should be convincing for some aspect of biology.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PhysBang
    Quote Originally Posted by Yash
    So, Philosophy as i've understood is a kind of deep study of any subject matter, be it social, science, etc.
    It might be better to say that it's a deep study of aspects of a subject matter. A philosopher of biology might be hopeless working in a lab, but could still do good work on why the results of a lab should be convincing for some aspect of biology.
    Then, why do we call Phd, Philosophy of Doctarate of a subject, deep study in some specific field, like Phd in Maths, Physics, etc ??
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    Quote Originally Posted by Yash
    Then, why do we call Phd, Philosophy of Doctarate of a subject, deep study in some specific field, like Phd in Maths, Physics, etc ??
    Historical accident.
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    My Engg. MAterials and Mettalurgy teacher has just completed her Phd. this was only possible because she first did B.tech(mech.), M.Tech, finally Phd. So, now there is Dr. and then Er. Name.
    Cool !! right !!
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