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What is the difference between Philosophy and Psychology?

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Asked by anupama kumar, 11 Nov '09 01:30 pm
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Psychology is the study of the human mind. Philosophy deals with questions and ideas more about thoughts and reflections
Answered by Good Citizen, 11 Nov '09 09:46 pm

 
  
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Philosophy is the study of general and fundamental problems concerning matters such as existence, knowledge, values, reason, mind, and language.Philosophy is distinguished from other ways of addressing these questions (such as mysticism or mythology) by its critical, generally systematic approach and its reliance on reasoned argument.Philosophy comes from the Greek φιλοσοφία [philosophia], which literally translates to "love of wisdom".
Where as,"Psychology (lit. "study of the mind", from Greek: ψυχή psukhē "breath, spirit, soul"; and -λογία, -logia "study of" is an academic and applied discipline which involves the scientific study of human or animal mental functions and behaviors. In addition or opposition to employing scientific methods, psychologists often rely upon symbolic interpretation and critical analysis, albeit less frequently than other social sciences such as sociology."
Answered by Josna, 11 Nov '09 08:44 pm

 
  
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Philosophy is the analysis and interpretation of values and standards, within the thinkers experience of reality. But values and standards are also the domain of psychology. Therefore there is a great deal of overlap between the two disciplines. Psychology an applied discipline involving the scientific study of human or animal mental functions and behaviors. Philosophy separated from psychology in the nineteenth century, under the need to put logic and logical analysis on a mathematical basis. However, logic is only one of the two tools that are needed for analytical thinking. The other tool is the ability to observe the associations between ideas this tool is a psychological one. Hence effective thinking in philosophy requires both rational and psychological forms of analytical ability. The nineteenth-century separation of philosophy from psychology removed much of the content from British philosophy and gradually put it to sleep.
Answered by Deepak Joshi, 11 Nov '09 08:58 pm

 
  
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Philosophy starts with psychology.It is a way of life. Psychology helps in finding the proper way.
Answered by lalitha ramamurthy, 12 Dec '09 03:21 pm

 
  
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Philosophy is the study or formulating principles on any subject while psychology is the study of the events going in ones mind.
Answered by Ramesh Agarwal, 11 Nov '09 08:16 pm

 
  
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Both are inter related subjects.
Answered by dare devil, 11 Nov '09 04:22 pm

 
  
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Both are interdependant!
Answered by roopa, 11 Nov '09 01:37 pm

 
  
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Dimagi Locha :-)))))...just joking but both deals with psychics :-))))
Answered by Gaurav vyas, 11 Nov '09 01:35 pm

 
  
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Philosophy is something that encompasses all the truths of life including the human lives with every reasoning while psychology relates to the working and functioning of a brain.
Answered by praveen, 11 Nov '09 01:33 pm

 
  
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Sometimes philosophers deal with questions of truth and sometimes with questions of goodness ; sometimes they offer consolation for lifes sorrows and sometimes they are purely pragmatic. In the philosophy of science, a theory may be valued only for its predictive capability ; its truth or falsity may be immaterial. In ethics, philosophy may have a prescriptive function, offering a preferred set of values ; but where those values originate from is a debatable question.
Answered by Shan Real, 11 Nov '09 01:33 pm

 
  
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