Sorting Out Philosophies Via Critical Questions: An Interrogatory
Edward G. Rozycki, Ed. D.
The chart below contrasts and compares different philosophical positions as they are commonly described. Critical questions provide an easy although superficial sorting device, a sort of "sieve". The questions are:
1. Authority: Who dares (has the right to) question?
2. Ontology: What (according to the philosophy under consideration) exists?
3. Epistemology: How do we know (i.e., what is the way of knowing anything)?
4. Axiology: What is (the nature) of value?