Some might say that this course “was not made for these times.” That it is only good for enthusiasts and thinkers. They couldn’t be further from the truth! Studying philosophy provides one with a comprehensive education, knowledge about various subjects and stimulates analytical and synthetic thinking.
In the analytical aspect this is related to the ability to correctly understand the information one examines and the facility to adapt that information to serve specific goals. This means using the “general to the specific” method, which can be excellently practiced on the texts by well-known philosophers such as Plato, Seneca, Heidegger and Sartre.
In the synthetic aspect, the idea is to see the whole through the interrelationships between individual components, meaning “from the specific to the general.”
Studying philosophy is real brain callisthenics.