The question below consists of a set of labelled sentences.
These sentences, when properly sequenced, form a coherent paragraph.
Choose the most logical order of sentences from among the options.
- Systems of philosophy, therefore, are not so dependent on our progressive knowledge of facts as the theories of natural science, and change less quickly; notwithstanding their mutual conflicts, and in spite of the talk about discarded standpoints, they possess in a measure the permanence of classical works of art, they retain for all time a certain relative validity.
- Like historical science in general, philosophy is, on the one hand, in touch with exact inquiry, while, on the other, it has a certain relationship with art.
- Metaphysical principles are less easily verified from experience than physical hypotheses, but also less easily refuted.
- With the former it has in common its methodical procedure and its cognitive aim; with the latter, it’s intuitive character and the endeavor to compass the whole of reality with a glance.
- In no other department is a thorough knowledge of history so important as in philosophy.