For faster navigation, this Iframe is preloading the Wikiwand page for Practical philosophy.

Practical philosophy

Practical philosophy concerns itself mainly with subjects that have applications in life, like the study of values, norms, politics, art, etc.[1] The modern division of philosophy into theoretical philosophy and practical philosophy[2][3] has its origin in Aristotle's categories of natural and moral philosophy.[4] The one has theory for its object and the other practice.[2]

Subjects of practical philosophy

Examples of practical philosophy subjects are:

Philosophical counseling

Practical philosophy is also the use of philosophy and philosophical techniques in everyday life. This can take a number of forms including reflective practice, personal philosophical thinking, and philosophical counseling.

Examples of philosophical counseling subjects include:

University education

In Sweden[5] and Finland courses in theoretical and practical philosophy are taught separately, and are separate degrees. Other countries may use a similar scheme—some Scottish universities, for example, divide philosophy into logic, metaphysics, and ethics—but in most universities around the world philosophy is taught as a single subject. There is also a unified philosophy subject in some Swedish universities, such as Södertörns Högskola.

See also

References

  1. ^ "Practical Philosophy". Department of Philosophy. Lund University. 2021-11-19. Retrieved 21 Feb 2024.
  2. ^ a b Immanuel Kant, Lectures on Ethics, Cambridge University Press, 2001, p. 41 ("On Universal Practical Philosophy"). Original text: Immanuel Kant, Kant’s Gesammelte Schriften, Band XXVII – Moralphilosophie, 1. Hälfte, 1974, p. 243.
  3. ^ Albert Schwegler, A History of Philosophy in Epitome, D. Appleton, 1877, p. 312.
  4. ^ Aristotle, Metaphysics, Book 1.
  5. ^ Department of Philosophy, Stockholm University
{{bottomLinkPreText}} {{bottomLinkText}}
Practical philosophy
Listen to this article

This browser is not supported by Wikiwand :(
Wikiwand requires a browser with modern capabilities in order to provide you with the best reading experience.
Please download and use one of the following browsers:

This article was just edited, click to reload
This article has been deleted on Wikipedia (Why?)

Back to homepage

Please click Add in the dialog above
Please click Allow in the top-left corner,
then click Install Now in the dialog
Please click Open in the download dialog,
then click Install
Please click the "Downloads" icon in the Safari toolbar, open the first download in the list,
then click Install
{{::$root.activation.text}}

Install Wikiwand

Install on Chrome Install on Firefox
Don't forget to rate us

Tell your friends about Wikiwand!

Gmail Facebook Twitter Link

Enjoying Wikiwand?

Tell your friends and spread the love:
Share on Gmail Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Buffer

Our magic isn't perfect

You can help our automatic cover photo selection by reporting an unsuitable photo.

This photo is visually disturbing This photo is not a good choice

Thank you for helping!


Your input will affect cover photo selection, along with input from other users.

X

Get ready for Wikiwand 2.0 🎉! the new version arrives on September 1st! Don't want to wait?