Why Philosophy?: Some Initial Thoughts on Philosophy’s Value

The following question was recently posted in a forum on Facebook:

How would you argue that knowing philosophy, both Christian and secular, is important for the enrichment of Christian life?

The question is a valid one, particularly when one considers how modern philosophy has sought to discredit many of the claims of Christianity. However, just because some philosophers have used philosophy against Christianity doesn’t mean that philosophy itself is the problem. Rather, it is the philosopher. That is, philosophy (in part) is the pursuit of and application of wisdom–of truth. Continue reading