Philosophy

Josh Cook – Philosophy Editor

In an era whereby the experimental methods of reasoning have subsumed the vicinity of academic discourse, I believe that the field of Philosophy is required to analyse the presuppositions of such fields, and to view problems through different critical and historical contexts. The presumption that philosophical enquiry is a meaningless, superfluous or unnecessary mode of discourse however, has become ubiquitous to the academia of modernity, a view which I believe could not be more wrong. Philosophy is not a mere ‘armchair’ activity of empty discussion, rather the diametrical opposite; for each individual has their very own philosophy, whether that be an ethical, political, scientific, metaphysical, epistemic, religious or perhaps even an holistic system of thought, each of which drive the choices we make, not only in day to day discourse, but our most important decisions mustered by the volition. These ideas can spread towards political, cultural and paradigmatic movements, influencing entire populations upon a local and global scale. Thus, I believe that it is of the utmost importance to engage in philosophy through attempting to expunge dogmatism and ignorance (which could have disastrous consequences in the real world), in place of our best attempt to inculcate ‘good’ philosophy upon veracity and sound first principles.

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