Tuesday, May 12, 2009

5 Branches Of Philosophy



  1. Metaphysics


  • Your view of the nature of reality or the nature of the universe

  • Where am I?

Medical: Mechanistic - the whole is equal to the sum of it's parts.


Chiropractic: - Vitalistic - the whole is greater than the sum of it's parts.



2. Epistemology



  • The theory of knowledge

  • How do I know?

Medical: Randomized controlled clinical trials


Induction


Chiropractic: Deduction


Induction


Outcome assessment


Anecdotal case study



3. Ethics



  • A code of values that directs ones choices and actions

  • What do I do?

  • Value zone

  • Selfless service vs. profit

  • Money

  • Proper exchange of values

  • Who owns your life?

4. Politics



  • Ethics applied to social functions

"It is a moral crime to support ideas with which you disagree. It is a moral crime to support your own destruction." - Ayn Rand



5. Esthetics



  • The artistic representations or your philosophical views

  • Your Chiropractic technique

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