all philosophies and theories came from one initial source right? It comes from a person like socrates or aristotle etc. So since none of these came from actual statistics or experiences aren't they just ideas?
I keep getting into arguements with my sister on things like this (and even about some parts of psychlogy and sociology) because she believes all these things are truth and are 100% fact
my argument is that these are just ideas made up by people and yes, some sound nice and make sense but they are not at all fact.
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Philosophy is nothing more than "rational thinking". Science was actually born from philosophy. It was philosophy that "invented" a scientific method to test hypothesis and propose experiments.
Obviously, most philosophers were not right about all they believed in. For example, Aristotle believed in many things that were proven to be wrong. On the other hand, a lot of the modern rational thinking comes his ideas. But that's how things work in both philosophy and science. Ideas are proven and disproven and give place to other ideas and so it goes. that's the only wait to achieve truth: by making mistakes.1
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