Methodology of Rational Inquiry- PHI 104……In this course, we shall examine the notion of inquiry, and see whether it differs from process skill. Our emphasis shall be on philosophical inquiry, as a unique form of inquiry that involves conceptual and logical analysis, positing and explaining distinctions, evoking shared ideas and values. To achieve this objective, we shall first consider what we mean by ‘Inquiry’, and then proceed to explore two basic forms of inquiry: scientific inquiry and philosophical inquiry. Afterwards, we shall take a brief look at the process of inquiry, and narrow down our discourse to philosophical inquiry. We shall contextualize the discourse by exposing the notion of inquiry in the philosophy of John Dewey. Finally, we shall conclude with brief illustrations and examples concerning what is been inquired into in some arms of philosophy.