IAPD Session I: What is Philosophy? 

We have defined philosophy as the use of a rational, reflective method for attempting to get at the most basic underlying principles and to discover normative criteria. But what is the subject matter of philosophy? In principle, any area of human concern can become the subject of philosophical interest. Unlike, say, accounting, philosophy does not have a narrowly restricted subject matter.

 

In this class, we will explore the wide-ranging fields that philosophy concerned about, including the subjects you might have already encountered beforehand. First, we'll start our discussion with some philosophical questions revealed by several movies and TV shows that you might be familiar with, and we will dedicate the rest of our time investigating the definition of philosophy and the areas that concern it. 

Our session video is posted, anyone who missed the session can watch it below. 

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