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INTRODUCTION TO THE

PHILOSOPHY OF THE
HUMAN PERSON
Finally the need to philosophize is driven by the “love
for wisdom” to love wisdom is to have an insatiable
desire for truth. A philosopher does not seek
knowledge to claim ownership of it, and one who
engages in philosophy is not satisfied with figuring
out the answer to a question. He seeks to continue to
question, to probe, and to discuss in order to get the
bottom of things.”I know that I do not know”.
Learning is unceasing – there is a lot more to learn
and experience in life. “the unexamined life is not
worth living.” (Socrates)
CHARACTERISTIC OF PHILOSOPHY
a. A way of analyzing frameworks
FRAMEWORK
 Is defined as a way of thinking about the
world is composed of the views and beliefs of
a person.
 Whenever a person encounters a problem or
question in life, he often goes back to his
own framework in order to make sense of the
problem.
a. Internal questions
are questions that deals with own
correctness and values which can be addressed
using our own personal framework.
b. External questions
that seek to question the very frameworks
upon which people base their own beliefs and
views.
b. An examination of a particular area of
knowledge
c. (As a Discipline) A distinct area of knowledge
with its own goals, concerns and ways of doing
things
BRANCHES OF PHILOSOPHY
1. Metaphysics
 Metaphysics is the branch of philosophy concerned
with the nature of existence, being and the world.
 It asks questions like: "What is the nature of
reality?", "How does the world exist, and what is its
origin or source of creation?", "Does the world exist
outside the mind?", "How can the incorporeal mind
affect the physical body?", "If things exist, what is
their objective nature?", "Is there a God (or many
gods, or no god at all)?"
Epistemology is the study of
the nature and scope of knowledge an
d justified belief. It analyzes the nature
of knowledge and how it relates to similar
notions such
as truth, belief and justification.
Aesthetics is the branch of philosophy
concerned with the nature and
appreciation of art, beauty and good
taste. 
 The Philosophy which deals with
beauty and what make things
beautiful.
Ethics (or Moral Philosophy)
 is concerned with questions of how people ought to act, and
the search for a definition of right conduct (identified as the
one causing the greatest good) and the good life (in the
sense of a life worth living or a life that is satisfying or
happy).
LOGIC
 deals with correct reasoning.

PHILOSOPHY OF THE HUMAN PERSON


 an area of Philosophy that understand the
Human person from a philosophical perspective
- Integrating and synthesizing the different
Branches of philosophy and other fields of
study
To know the truth about the human person.
D. Philosophy is a reflective and meditative
activity