Science and philosophy both reach "straight into experience and arrange it with new meaning."2 The novice in philosophy is struck by its attempts to provide answers to the essential questions of life. Indeed, he often becomes impatient with philosophical theories which seem to backtrack and are analytic rather than speculative, and philosophy instructors are careful to balance critical activities with answer-generating activities in the classroom. In most cases the student tends to pass lightly over the former in order to get to the meat of the latter. This is the first at traction of philosophy for students, if there is any attraction at all: the search for the answers. But the value of philosophy for the humanities draws from a broader base , and it is this base which I want to examine in a few moments.
Sudano, Gary R.
"Philosophy as Humanistic Model,"
Perspectives: Vol. 9
, Article 6.
Available at: https://scholarworks.wmich.edu/perspectives/vol9/iss1/6