A definition of the major philosophical areas of inquiry
There are a number of division in terms of philosophical inquiry. [
Epistemology is the study of knowledge or the inquiry into what knowledge is, what can be known, and what lies beyond our understanding; the investigation into the origin, structure, methods, and validity of justification and knowledge; the study of the interrelation of reason, truth, and experience.
Metaphysics is the study
of what is real, the "real"/"actual" world: ): the inquiry into what is real as opposed to what is appearance, either conceived as that which the methods of science presuppose, or that with which the methods of science are concerned; the inquiry into the first principles of nature; the study of the most fundamental generalizations as to what exists.
Axiology is a study of Values with subdivisions of aesthetics and ethics: he inquiry into the nature, criteria, and metaphysical status of value. Axiology, in turn, is divided into two main parts: ethics and sthetics.
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