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  1. The main problem of philosophy is its dependence on the style of philosophizing of a particular philosopher. Therefore, I will build the logic of the answer by answering two questions: How does philosophy and the humanities relate? What is philosophy?

    Philosophy is terribly desirable to designate as a science, because it is based on a rational way of thinking and logic, in addition, it has its own categorical apparatus. And most importantly, philosophy often performs the function of meta-knowledge (knowledge about knowledge) and through philosophy issues of methodology of the humanities are solved. And this leads many to conclude that yes, philosophy is a science, one way or another.

    But, I (and not only I) do not agree with this. Philosophy is a worldview. And to call it something else is a contradiction. Using the terminology of M. K. Mamardashvili, we can distinguish “real philosophy “as a constant conscious reflection of the experience of one's life, and” philosophy of teachings ” as a phenomenon derived from real philosophy, consisting in the explication (explanation) of real philosophy with terms.

    Philosophy has a lot in common with science, but there are similar points with religion and art. But there are also differences. The main thing is that they are all elements of human culture that interact in the process of its existence. With their help, we get to know the world, and through them we can get to know ourselves.

    P.S. who will be interested, I refer to the wonderful book of Nikiforov A. L. The Nature of philosophy. Moscow, 1991.

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