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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.
"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"
Philosophy (Class Definition)
A philosopher attempts to study reality, truth, value and meaning by critically analyzing and evaluating the fundamental assumptions of our beliefs.
The Three Major Branches of Philosophy
? The branch of philosophy that examines the nature of reality, including the relationship between mind and matter, substance and attribute, fact and value (American
? Metaphysics attempts to answer the question "what is real?"
? a branch of philosophy that investigates the origin, nature, methods, and limits of human knowledge ( v
? Epistemology attempts to answer the question "how do we know what we know?"
? the branch of philosophy dealing with values, as those of ethics and aesthetics
( v 1.1)
? Axiology asks "what is good?", "what is of worth", "what is beauty"
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?
There is much overlap between disciplines--with conclusions in one area having important implications for others...
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