Towards a deeper clarity of not understanding.
Being critical. Thinking about economics critically. The banking collapse based on systematic and circular lending. ... A fundamentalistic Christian says about philosophy that it is "loads of people asking the right questions and looking for the answers in the wrong places" The right place being The Bible. ... Synthetic a priori etc. What would be in the "a posteriori analytic" category? Can philosophers be useful? Could they help in international politics for example disputes between countries? Or would they show up and start asking dumb questions like: "well what is a country anyway?" Philosophers don't arrive at (or even try to arrive at) conclusions about matters of fact the way scientists do. But they can clarify confusions that stand in the way of getting to such conclusions. These confusions are often logical in nature.