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1. Philosophy / D. Nature of Philosophy / 5. Aims of Philosophy / c. Philosophy as generalisation

[philosophy aims at broad generalisations]

7 ideas
Wisdom is knowledge of principles and causes [Aristotle]
The highest aim of philosophy is to combine all philosophies into a unity [Novalis]
Philosophy relies on our whole system of learning, and can thus never be complete [Novalis]
The main aim of philosophy is to describe the whole Universe. [Moore,GE]
Philosophy aims to understand how things (broadly understood) hang together (broadly understood) [Sellars]
Philosophy aims to provide a theory of everything [Scruton]
We understand things through their dependency relations [Fine,K]