Philosophy may not be the most fashionable or even useful branch of Humanities—as a college major, it’s a running joke. But on closer inspection, philosophy is the basis for all the principles and values that sustain a healthy society. It contains and reflects concepts like democracy, justice and human rights.
In fact, philosophy is the door from which new concepts emerge as a result of critical thinking to solve—or try to solve—humanity’s unanswered questions. Philosophy is the natural response of human beings to the mystery, wonder and uncertainty of life.