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The Role of Philosophy in Enhancing the Quality of Human Resource in Indonesia


  • Nurdin Boy

    (Universitas Bhayangkara Jakarta Raya, Indonesia)


The main purpose of philosophy is to describe how people may live and grow in better ways (Husserl, E.)1. The facts have shown that, once philosophy is involved, the character of people is thereby developed, leading them to have a better life. It is not only important for people to know about philosophy, but it must go beyond that point and be deeply understood, internalised, and practiced frequently. This paper will discuss the role of philosophy in order to show how the quality of human resource may be enhanced, in particular in Indonesia, in short-and long-term plans. The role of philosophy will determine whether the ultimate goal of understanding philosophy – which is to stimulate people to have critical, logical, comprehensive, and in-depth ways of thinking in their own field of expertise, which enables them to solve problems raised and faced in life – is going to be achieved in improving the quality of human resource in Indonesia. In addition to that, the educational sector should also be taking part in reaching this goal. People as individuals, who possess a good character and are always thinking philosophically and practicing the concept of philosophy in their daily lives, will achieve an exceptional life that is not only responsible and beneficial to themselves but also to their environment, surroundings, and communities.

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  • Nurdin Boy, 2017. "The Role of Philosophy in Enhancing the Quality of Human Resource in Indonesia," Mediterranean Journal of Social Sciences, Sciendo, vol. 8(5), pages 169-177, September.
  • Handle: RePEc:vrs:mjsosc:v:8:y:2017:i:5:p:169-177:n:17

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