Areas in Philosophy

Areas in Philosophy

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Philosophy is the study of general and fundamental problems such as those concerned with knowledge, values, reason and mind. Literally the word philosophy means the love of wisdom and so it is the in-depth scientific study of facts of the universe and it has three basic areas such as:

  • Epistemology
  • Ontology
  • Axiology

Epistemology

It is a branch of philosophy that consider the nature of knowledge and how we come to know. Here, knowing based on the senses and feelings, scientific inquiry, empiricism, intuition and reasoning (inductive, deductive). It tries to answer the questions like

  • What we know?
  • How we know?
  • What is the difference between knowing and believing?

Ontology

It is a branch of philosophy that consider the natural of reality and physical universe. The major areas of discussion in ontology are reality, existence of being and nature of human being etc. It tries to answer the questions like

  • What is reality?
  • What is being?
  • What is existence?

Axiology

It is branch of philosophy which deals with the nature of values, the types of values and the problems of values. It consider into account the study of ideologies and ethics. Sub-branches of axiology are:

  • Ethics
  • Aesthetics

Ethics

It is concerned with the concept of right and wrong, good and wicked. It asks the questions like

  • What is good?
  • What is bad?

Aesthetics

It is concerned with the concept of beauty and enjoyment. Its asks the questions like

  • What is beauty?
  • What are the aspects of enjoyment?

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