Practical philosophy


Practical philosophy

The division of philosophy into a practical and a theoretical discipline has its origin in Aristotle's natural philosophy and moral philosophy categories. In Sweden and Finland courses in theoretical and practical philosophy are taught separately, and are separate degrees. Other countries may use a similar scheme--some Scottish universities, for example, divide philosophy into logic, metaphysics, and ethics--but in most universities around the world philosophy is taught as a single subject. There is also a unified philosophy subject in some Swedish universities, such as Södertörns Högskola.

Examples of practical philosophy subjects

*Ethics
*Political philosophy
*Decision theory
*Philosophy of law
*Philosophy of religion
*Feminist philosophy
*Aesthetics
*Value theory

See also

*Theoretical philosophy

External links

* [http://www.philosophy.su.se/eng/eng.htm Department of Philosophy, Stockholm University]


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