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  1. I don't have a definite answer, because philosophy is an extremely broad concept and includes many contradictory directions.

    Logic is considered to be a branch of philosophy. It is difficult to imagine the development of natural sciences without the participation of logic. In philosophy, many directions have appeared and developed precisely by following logical methods of cognition. And logical theory itself has evolved and divided into many sections and subsections, and has become an integral part of mathematics and abstract thinking in general. This manifestation of philosophy clearly had a positive impact on the world and on the evolution of thinking.

    But there are other branches of philosophy that do not bother to test their concepts using the scientific method or even the most basic logic. They easily and simply operate with concepts and phenomena, the existence of which has no evidence. I am, of course, referring to metaphysics and the subsequent new branches of philosophy that have developed out of it, ignoring logic and rational thinking.

    Philosophy has become the basis for the development of various sciences, the benefits of which can hardly be overestimated. But it has also given rise to various irrational concepts that, I think, have a negative impact on a significant part of humanity, thereby slowing down the development of science, culture and public institutions.

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