Philosophy for the Proper Life. I'm sure there are many philosophers out there that don't like philosophy. I am sure most of them would rather play with baseball than sit in a philosophy class. But what exactly is philosophy? Well, for most of the western world at least philosophy classes are taught as a class to high school students, and they're taught by folks that really didn't have any philosophy courses in their universities of higher learning. https://miro.medium.com/max/11998/1*6CiUr2zFR4Yn5NCk7Rt4VA.jpeg (https://miro.medium.com/max/11998/1*6CiUr2zFR4Yn5NCk7Rt4VA.jpeg) Now, there are some good arguments on both sides of this debate. I myself have taken several philosophy classes and I can say from experience that it was really boring studying ancient Greek or Roman philosophies. But I also loved the ancient Chinese philosophy, ancient Hinduism, and ancient Indian wisdom. And all three of these philosophies provided me with a way of looking at life that makes it easy to see why things happen the way they do. So then, is there a science of philosophy? Well, like everything else there is a degree of definition of what exactly philosophy is. And while there are many definitions, there are also many different types of philosophy. Modern philosophies fall into three main categories, and these are naturalism, reductionism, and objectivity. Naturalism says that there is no truth in the world around us and our life is nothing more than a natural phenomenon. Reductionism also falls into one of these categories, it says there is only a world consisting of objects and there is no meaning or purpose in our existence other than to pass away and be replaced by another. And finally objectivity is the last great hope of mankind, it says that our life is meaningless and there is no purpose in it other than to cause pain for other living things. ![image.png](https://cdn.steemitimages.com/DQmVtqSXfasL5WbXB8U4nSrcKwZcq3hGmW8PHK52EdBBNEq/image.png) (https://citytoday.news/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/spend-more-time-with-nature.jpg) Now, does all of this make sense? Of course it does. And the question is; can all of this be known with scientific fact? The answer is no, not all of it can be known through scientific fact. Some of the facts we know about the universe and life in general are hard to understand and study even with the technology that we have today. That is why it is necessary to combine the knowledge of science with the wisdom of religion and ethics in order to find answers that will eventually help us live better lives. Science and religion have a lot in common; both are founded on a premise of knowledge and truth, and both are willing to open up new doors for communication between the human race. If you are open minded you will be able to see the truth in all of the knowledge that is before you. And if you are willing to take action and use that knowledge, then you will have a better life. And that is -cience, the bottom line. Without knowledge and the wisdom to apply it, your ignorance will be your undoing.