The Importance of Consistency in PhilosophyJune 26, 2021
Consistency, with a common principle of thoughts; being connected by relation, order, concept, or idea; It is the state of mutual connection and harmony between the parts and elements of a logical whole.
The reason why the thoughts put forward by the philosophers are systematized and the currents they have created have survived to the present day is that they are self-consistent.
It cannot be said that a philosopher’s system is more right or wrong than the systems of other philosophers. The results of philosophical systems cannot be verified by experimentation, by factual testing, as in science. For example; Plato’s theory of ideas, utopias in philosophy are examples that can be given in the context of consistency without mentioning their correctness or inaccuracies. Therefore, consistency and accuracy should not be confused with each other.
You will see examples of inconsistencies in the images below. On these pictures, you can get information about the understanding of consistency in philosophy.
Source: Atatürk University Department of Sociology Lecture Notes for Grade 1 “Introduction to Philosophy” and “Introduction to Sociology” (Ömer YILDIRIM); Other Lecture Notes (Ömer YILDIRIM)