The five main areas of philosophy impact critical thinking. Humans use critical thinking to obtain various goals each may find valuable for living a life as they wish or could imagine. Religious tend to desire domination of the entire world and everyone in it for their god and church. These captured philosophy of the great scientific minds of ancient Greece and turned it all for “god”. Thus all academia and theologians who teach philosophy have tainted it with their hyper imagination and ignorance. Therefore, it is twisted. First, what it is and after, an example of the twisting.
What it is: A way to systematically understand the human experience and as far beyond as possible.
It usually starts with considering what there is to work with in life. What exists? Metaphysics and ontology. Religious and political bullies continue to try to use god and country to rule over others…for everyone’s own good. Especially the religious.
Then philosophy goes on to “how do you know these things exist and how do they naturally interact with one another?” This is epistemology. Again, the religious know what exists and how all thing relate through god found in their holey moley book. All their philosophy is a never ending attempt to justify god over all reality and knowledge.
Next is Political philosophy. How best to form laws to be forced on others? Laws tend to target economics, private property, and human rights. The economic spectrum runs from total freedom, self-organizing for all people economically (von Mises…then Hayek, Friedman….to Keynes… and finally with zero individual freedom comes Marx). Social contract theory of Locke and others can all be connected to these. These are the ones who appear every election in one form or another. But the religious appear too saying what their holy-moley books say about tithes and giving to the church/temple and birth control thrown in and obeying god and hating the evil adulterers, homosexuals, and pagans…it is OK to kill them for god.
Ethics is a study of actions toward one another. It is pragmatic but linked to all the rest. While intellectuals can look at the results over time and make learned recommendations and adjustments. Religious persons can only know that their holy moley is the one who has already decided the good. Any deviation away from that which holy moley say is needed or toward any interactions holy moley forbids can only lead to total destruction of life…unless of course, it doesn’t. Then the religious know…it was divine mercy.
As for beauty…this is Aesthetics, like the fractals of the golden ratio and the universe…the religious already know what is beautiful to behold…the entire world, every man, woman and child eating a cracker, and believing it becomes human skin, drinking wine and knowing with no doubt or question it becomes blood, and giving up all desire to serve a three part person or single guy who brought all this to them through wisdom and glory of the ....wait for it….the….holy moley. Question this holy-moley is a serious way and religious find it beautiful to hurt you.
I’ve written enough for now. But leave you with one philosophical thought:
The holy spirit is the penis of god. Metaphysics source is self evident like a tree…don’t you hear it falling?
This penis got mary prego with a boy child. Epistemology: Holy Moley book
Politics of force says, You must believe to avoid hell and be a good living person and belong to us called out of the world. Our constitution is the Holy Moley book.
Ethics requires you all obey and serve the one who is greater than all you destined for hell sinners. You must spread his message and be his “little penis” to impregnate the world with the .....coming soon…Holy Moley message.
This is ...beautiful and wondrous…and Holy Moley…true.
Religion and philosophy are married at the alter of the church.
What god hath joined together…science naturally divorces with grounds that are….well grounded.
You may want to look up the term “scientific philosophy” and learn something that is lovely.
I think the churches owe science alimony and child support as the damaged thinkers ermerge from the religious Holy Moley.