Role of Philosophy in Man’s Life

Philosophy is an important discipline to man’s life in general it has played a great role in shaping man’s life in different areas from time immemorial such importance are as follows:-

1.Philosophy as a discipline works as a bridge between reality and assumptions, this means that with philosophical knowledge one is able to trace the hidden truth through passing and studying available assumptions on the desired truth without which it could be difficult or impossible for philosophers.

2.Philosophy is the core of all science in the world. From this notion all science reasoning have been derived from philosophical ideas which were to be proved scientifically in order to solve the tension of material things and ideal things no any scientific immigration can be done properly without thinking critically which is an important aspect of philosophy

3.Philosophy has been playing a great role in putting clear what philosophers do. That is through traditional activities such as speculation on things that exists in the world, formulating norms, and customs and determines the acceptable conduct of people in the society as well as making analysis and scrutinizing the language use and individual words such as intelligent, motivation, good, bad self reliance and many others.

4.Philosophy also act as a prescription tools, it seeks to established norms and standards of performance and conduct, it sets the goals and criteria for evaluating achievements of goals, it defines what is good or bad what is right and  wrong

5.Also philosophy involves scrutinizing the language use in an attempt to clarify what we say. It involves a critical examination of the words we use as well as statements we make i.e. it evaluate their meaning in carrying context

6.Philosophy involves making research through gathering of relevant information on certain case from a wide variety of sources before coming to conclusion.

Importance of philosophy to man

1.Philosophy as a discipline contributes a lot in human life. This contribution enhances good direction and competence to the people’s well being.

2.Philosophy has been used to boost social service such as education and others. Some ideas from philosophers have been used in the scope of education for example Nyerere, 1982: 17 – 32, came with idea that education has to liberate a person in order for such person to liberate the whole society or his/her neighbours. Thus, the purpose of education to him was liberation and development.

3.Philosophy also induces critical thinking; a person applies deep logical and analytical process of materials so as to get the reality, for example a person can ask him/ herself why should stone fall down? Why should be a non-believer?

4.Philosophy also induce hardworking and responsibility of the society, for example the philosophy of socialism and self reliance (Nyerere, 1968) encouraged people to work hard for self dependence on basis of socialism philosophy, besides other philosophies have been developed by many leaders in the world to guide their leadership performance.

5.Philosophy has been regarded as a core or mother of other subjects in the world, because all scientific finding or procedure are logically thought and proved scientifically. Moreover all arguments and ideas, which are ambiguous, are taken to be proved scientifically in a logical sequence of assumptions and premises to reach the intended fact or reality.

6.Philosophy also put norms or standard of conduct. Philosophy normally set out the goals and ideals to guide practice and criteria for evaluating achievement of the goals. It prescribes how people ought to act or react in a given society. Through philosophy we also defined what is good or bad, right and wrong and so forth.

7.It helps to understand about the existence of man in the world through speculation. This idea is raised in an aspect of reality, existence of man in the universe and how the universe existed. From this concept there is no real answer, every argument has enabled man to undergo further critical thinking and come up with the rationale conclusion


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