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  • The Philosophy of Philosophy

    Metaphilosophy relies on the idea that it might be productive to distinguish some general pronouncements about philosophy from philosophy itself. Contrasting with many other cultural practices‚ for philosophy the distinction is rather questionable‚ but a similar case is presented by language: when speaking in English about the English language one might assume a split between English-as-object and English-as-metalanguage. Philosophers using the term metaphilosophy being still a minority‚ it might

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  • Philosophy

    PHILOSOPHY The History of Philosophy is often divided into three periods: Ancient philosophy‚ Medieval philosophy‚ and Modern philosophy. Philosophy is the discipline concerned with questions of how one should live (ethics); what sorts of things exist and what are their essential natures (metaphysics); what counts as genuine knowledge (epistemology); and what are the correct principles of reasoning (logic). The word is of Ancient Greek origin (philosophía)‚ meaning love of wisdom. Definition

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    Part I. INTRODUCTION CONCEPTS Definition. What is Philosophy? There are a number of definitions of philosophy given by many thinkers and they vary according to their interests and orientations. Generally‚ philosophy is regarded as perhaps the most obstruse and abstract of all subjects that seems apart from ordinary life. Although quiet a number of people may think of it as a being remote from every normal interest‚ it may be inferred that all of us have some philosophical views‚ whether we are

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  • Philosophy

    PHILOSOPHY Philosophy is divided into many sub-fields. These include epistemology‚ logic‚ metaphysics‚ ethics‚ and aesthetics. Epistemology is concerned with the nature and scope of knowledge‚ such as the relationships between truth‚ belief‚ and theories of justification. Logic is the study of the principles of correct reasoning. Metaphysics is the study of the most general features of reality‚ such as existence‚ time‚ the relationship between mind and body‚ objects and their properties‚ wholes

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  • Philosophy

    Philosophy PHL/215 November 03‚ 2014 Philosophy Philosophy is “the study of ideas about knowledge‚ truth‚ the nature and meaning of life‚ etc…; a particular set of ideas about knowledge‚ truth‚ and meaning of life; and a set of ideas about how to do something or how to live” (Philosophy‚ 2014‚ para. 1). Philosophy plays a huge role in all of our lives. Studding of philosophy influences our lives in many ways and has many purposes. Philosophy has five major branches metaphysis‚ epistemology‚ ethics

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  • Philosophy

    philosophy [fɪˈlɒsəfɪ] n pl -phies 1. (Philosophy) the academic discipline concerned with making explicit the nature and significance of ordinary and scientific beliefs and investigating the intelligibility of concepts by means of rational argument concerning their presuppositions‚ implications‚ and interrelationships; in particular‚ the rational investigation of the nature and structure of reality (metaphysics)‚ the resources and limits of knowledge (epistemology)‚ the principles and import of

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  • Philosophy

    Philosophy comes from the Greek roots meaning “the love of wisdom.” Philosophers are persons who have a compelling need to pursue wisdom. Since the beginning of time‚ wise man and women have dedicated themselves to asking “Big Questions”. Depending on the questions‚ there are various areas of philosophy including metaphysics‚ epistemological‚ axiology‚ ethics‚ aesthetics‚ political philosophy‚ social philosophy‚ and logic. Homework Make a “Creative” representation of someone

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  • Philosophy

    Meaning and Definition of Philosophy The term “Philosophy” is derived from two Greek words‚ Philia meaning “to love” or “to befriend” and‚ Sophia meaning “wisdom.” Thus‚ philosophy‚ means “the love of wisdom”. It was coined by Pythagoras‚ one of the sages of ancient Greece‚ born about the year 584 B.C. Philosophy is an activity people undertake when they seek to understand fundamental truths about themselves‚ the world in which they live‚ and their relationships to the world and to each other.

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    Introduction to Philosophy Philosophical Concerns according to Dr. Bob Zunjic The study of philosophy may deal with every dimension of human life and can raise questions in any field of study or endeavor. Philosophy pursues questions rather than answers. Philosophy is not bound by any particular “truths” that set limits to the desire to continue asking questions. Philosophy changes historically both in respect to its content and its character. Definitions Etymologically‚ philosophy is derived

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  • Philosophy

    Idealism Idealism is the metaphysical and epistemological doctrine that ideas or thoughts make up fundamental reality. Essentially‚ it is any philosophy which argues that the only thing actually knowable is consciousness (or the contents of consciousness)‚ whereas we never can be sure that matter or anything in the outside world really exists. Thus‚ the only real things are mental entities‚ not physical things (which exist only in the sense that they are perceived) Progressivism Progressivist believes

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