Essay on The Relevance of Philosophy in Every Day Life

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The entire world does not exist; everything people knew was not real, and humans are nothing but an electromagnetic pulse. In other words, we might be living in a mind of another superior, and practically do not necessarily exist. It is metaphysics, a branch of philosophy that people ponder upon. As obscure it might seem, philosophy does apply to everyday practical life and it does not only deal with existential queries. Philosophies’ relevance to life can be seen in many aspects, from our general everyday knowledge, to the questions of right and wrong, and even stemming to the whole structure of society itself.
Humans are naturally curious; for thousands of years, people ponder over reasons such as the common question, “Why are things
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Ethics gives life value and happiness for man to live. Happiness, as Aristotle claims, is achievable by man using “all his abilities and capabilities” (115). He divides happiness into three components: pleasure, freedom, and knowledge. Humans hold virtues in high regard such as liberty, the right to happiness, independence, to exercise free will, prudence, the act of being wise, and others such as productivity, honesty, pride, and integrity. People hold certain virtues closer than others since an individual’s ethic constitutes their own interpretation for happiness resulting in multitudes of definitions. Ethics are essential to any human being separating them into individuals and because humans act ethical based on their own principles, philosophy is expressed every day. Mankind begins to congregate into a more functional society as humans become more knowledgeable and develop their own principles. Aristotle is correct when he criticize man as a “political animal” that it was absolutely necessary to convene into groups for any success. However, each individual has his own perspective and interest therefore there will be conflict within society. Citizens are influenced by the government as they create regulations and restrictions on the people to remedy these problems, hence political philosophy. Aristotle endorsed three forms of government which are monarchy, aristocracy, and democracy; all are different functional examples
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