Of what use is philosophy?

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Philosophy is the only way to come close to answers to important questions that no amount of observation can resolve. For example, philosophy strives to answer questions such as: “What is the right thing to do if there are 10 people in a lifeboat that can only hold six safely?” “What is the meaning of life?” “Can we prove that God does or does not exist?”


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