Is psychology considered philosophy?

Question by MiKi: Is psychology considered philosophy?
I’m looking for main branches of philosophy; I’ve got a couple: Materialism, Idealism, Metaphysics and if you could offer me a couple more… I was deciding if I should use psychology as a philosophical theory, but is it?

Note: MAIN theories, not something like solipsism or monoism or of that size.
Thanks :)

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Answer by Luke
Some branches of philosophy:

Metaphysics
Epistemology
Ethics
Political philosophy
Aesthetics
Logic
Philosophy of mind
Philosophy of language
Philosophy of religion

Psychology isn’t philosophy, but there are overlaps between philosophy of mind and cognitive science, which overlaps with psychology. The point is, some questions can be considered from both a philosophical and a psychological point of view. Also, this is heavily paraphrased from Wikipedia, which I might suggest you visit to get much more perspective.

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Q&A: Is religion actually a way making philosophy more tangible, literal or relevant?

Question by Lilliana: Is religion actually a way making philosophy more tangible, literal or relevant?
If so, why do we need that?

Quick Definitions:
–Philosophy: A pursuit of wisdom; a search for understanding of values and reality by speculative rather than observational means.
–Religion: The service and worship of God or the supernatural; a cause, principle, or system of beliefs held to with ardor and faith; a personal set or institutionalized system of religious attitudes, beliefs, and practices.

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Answer by fireyhairedfairy
Religion evolves out of philosophy. Maybe we need a more tangible form of philosophy because of how frustrating philosophy is in the first place. It embodies everything you could never prove or know. That’s annoying because you really want to know. You don’t want to guess. Maybe it isn’t the fear of death so much as the not knowing. The not knowing can drive you insane.

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Q&A: Philosophy & ethics GSCE?? HELP!?

Question by anniellie: Philosophy & ethics GSCE?? HELP!?
i’m doing philosophy and ethics GSCE this year but most people doing the corse are in year 10/11
but i am in year 9
my teacher thourght i would be fine doing it early because i got very high grades and have an intrest in the subject
but what i am asking is what do i really need to know to help me in muy exams??
any tips on certain subject? things i NEED to know or will be really usefull??

thanks for the answers :) x

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Answer by livestium
I found this using google.

Philosophy & Ethics is an academic subject delivered by the Religion and Philosophy Department, which requires pupils to examine traditional ethical and philosophical theories critically and challenge conventionally accepted wisdom. Religious Studies allows pupils to express their own philosophical and ethical standpoints whilst simultaneously developing key critical thinking skills. Whilst examining ancient wisdom and philosophy, the course also allows pupils to study ethical issues in depth which are relevant to life in today’s society, for instance abortion, war & peace and euthanasia. This enables pupils to develop a historical view of philosophy and ethics whilst also contextualising theories to suit modern day situations. Modules studied are comprised of Religious Ethics and the Philosophy of Religion. These include ethical theories and their application to contemporary ethical issues and Philosophical problems such as arguments for God’s existence and the challenges to belief in God.

I don’t know if that helps, its difficult to give you any pointers without knowing your course work, which philosophers you will be covering. even then there are different arguments for and against relgion, basically the only one that is true is the one we chose to accept as truth.

why not come back and ask questions when you have started the new school year.
while most on here do resent answering the obvious homework question, if you genuinly have a problem someone will help you.
Even if its a chance to teach your teacher something she/he never expected.

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Which Religion Or Philosophy Focuses On The Advancement Of The Self?

Question by James: Which Religion Or Philosophy Focuses On The Advancement Of The Self?
I’m just interested to know if there are any religion or Philosophy that focuses on the advancement of the self/person/individual.

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Answer by jcsaves316
Atheism. It focuses on that but succeeds at destroying ones “self” John 3:16 God Bless

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When is religion not a philosophy and when is philosophy not a religion?

Question by Really Now?: When is religion not a philosophy and when is philosophy not a religion?
At what point does the difference come in? Or why do you think there is no correlation between the two?

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Answer by Photographer
Well, religion is a part of philosophy. Philosophy would be the genus, and religion the species.
(You can teach religion with a philosophy degree, but you can’t teach philosophy with a religion degree)
All religion is part of philosophy, but not all philosophy is religion—hope that helps

Philosophy is the study of general and fundamental problems concerning subjects such as existence, knowledge, values, reason, mind, and language.

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