What is the Place of Philosophy in Human Life?December 21, 2019
Human is a multi-faceted entity. Philosophy primarily deals with human being’s structure and qualities. It reveals them.
It is concerned with human being as a knowing, acting, attitude, anticipating, wanting, free, historical, working, educating and educating, establishing a state, forming art, speaking. It deals with the innate possibilities of man. It tries to determine how to evaluate them.
Man needs help in fulfilling all these conditions of existence. For example, n What are our behaviors like liking-eating, rejecting-accepting, righteous-lying, believing-disbelieving? ”, M Are we free to behave?”, Nerede Where and how are we free if we are free? ”,“ How do we live happy? ” , “Does goodness come from birth?”, Mı Are there unchanging moral principles? ”, N What is good?”, Müdür Is lying always bad?
Philosophy, with the different answers to these questions, man’s curiosity and astonishment. Helps to determine an opinion in the face of events. In doing so, however, philosophy does not put pressure on man. For example, when examining the question müdür is lying always bad? Görülebilir, a soldier on the battlefield can be seen as a normal behavior where he can be told that he did not die even though he was informed about his mother’s death. However, some thinkers reject such behavior as immoral. What one has to do is to examine and evaluate the various evidence and thoughts behind these different thoughts brought by the philosophy, so that they can make informed decisions in life.
To do philosophy, to turn to human, to examine the human hand. Man is a part of the world and the universe. He fights with his own habits and beliefs as he moves from a troubled past to a hopeful future. Question the meaning of life. However, what determines the meaning of life is the gaze and stance displayed by man against it. If one is able to face them, then he has the opportunity to make life meaningful.
For this, one has to know himself / herself, realize that he / she is a part of the whole and realize what he / she can do and what he / she is doing by using his / her own skills. It is also necessary for people to interrogate life by starting out from themselves, to try to learn the necessary information to survive, and to be interested in philosophy. This is where learning and enjoyment become permanent. Socrates said, orum I know something, and I know nothing. Adır In this sense, philosophy is an activity that presents the human by explaining the meaning of life and gives the opportunity to add quality of life to life.
Source: Atatürk University Department of Sociology 1st Year “Introduction to Philosophy” and Giriş Introduction to Sociology ”Lecture Notes (Ömer YILDIRIM); Other Lecture Notes (Ömer YILDIRIM)