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Philosophy (Simple Definition)

Philosophy is asking the types of questions a child would ask... And answering them in the manner of a lawyer.

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Definition

Philosophy

"Philosophy is a challenging activity undertaken by human beings who are deeply concerned about who they are and what everything means." (Honor)

? The word philosophy comes from Greek words philein "to love" Sophia

"wisdom" The original meaning of a philosopher was someone who a had "a love for wisdom"

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Definition

Philosophy (Class Definition)

A philosopher attempts to study reality, truth, value and meaning by critically analyzing and evaluating the fundamental assumptions of our beliefs.

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The Three Major Branches of Philosophy

Metaphysics

Epistemology

Axiology

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Metaphysics

? The branch of philosophy that examines the nature of reality, including the relationship between mind and matter, substance and attribute, fact and value (American

Heritage Dictionary).

? Metaphysics attempts to answer the question "what is real?"

Metaphysics

Epistemology

Axiology

Epistemology

? a branch of philosophy that investigates the origin, nature, methods, and limits of human knowledge ( v

1.1).

Metaphysics

? Epistemology attempts to answer the question "how do we know what we know?"

Epistemology

Axiology

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Axiology

? the branch of philosophy dealing with values, as those of ethics and aesthetics

( v 1.1)

Metaphysics

? Axiology asks "what is good?", "what is of worth", "what is beauty"

Epistemology

Axiology

Axiology

Ethics

Aesthetics

What is to be valued? Why? What makes an action good/bad? How are we to be governed?

What is the value of art? What is Beautiful?

Is there high/low art?

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There is much overlap between disciplines--with conclusions in one area having important implications for others...

Metaphysics

Epistemology

Axiology

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