Philosophy: Definition & Purpose


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Which of the following is an example of a question asked in the study of philosophy?

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1. Which of the following is the best example of doing philosophy, as described in this lesson?

2. What is one way to describe the relationship of ethics to philosophy?

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About This Quiz and Worksheet

Philosophy is a field of study concerned with the deepest questions of existence and meaning. Use this quiz/worksheet combo to help you check your understanding of the kinds of questions philosophy deals with, and the different branches of study encompassed within this academic discipline.

Quiz and Worksheet Goals

In this assessment, you will be tested on:

  • Philosophical questions
  • Branches of philosophy
  • Benefits of philosophical study
  • Philosophy in practice

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall-access the information you've gained regarding the sorts of questions philosophy is concerned with
  • Reading comprehension- ensure that you understood how and why people study philosophy
  • Defining key concepts-ensure that you can accurately define branches of philosophy such as ethics

Additional Learning

Review the following lesson, Philosophy: Definition & Purpose, for more details about this topic. The lesson addresses several objectives, including:

  • Understand what kinds of questions are discussed in the academic discipline of philosophy
  • Define philosophy and ethics
  • Know why people study philosophy
  • Differentiate between doing philosophy and having a philosophy
  • Know different disciplines of philosophy