The Philosophical Inquiry develops a global theory on the nature of philosophy. This study compares the philosophical process to other cultural activities including, science, religion, and art. What this study reveals is that the philosophical inquiry is a conjectural inquiry, similar to science, which anticipates consensual results. The invative concepts and diagstic evaluations of major systems of thought found in this book look to the future of philosophy as we move into a scientifically oriented culture.
Claudio Costa is Professor of Philosophy in the UFRN, Natal RN, Brazil.