Philosophy

Philosophy is the study of general and fundamental problems concerning matters such as existence, knowledge, values, reason, mind, and language. It is distinguished from other ways of addressing fundamental questions (such as mysticism, myth, or religion) by its critical, generally systematic approach and its reliance on rational argument. It involves logical analysis of language and clarification of the meaning of words and concepts.

 

The word “philosophy” comes from the Greek philosophia, which literally means “love of wisdom“.

 

Philosophers also pose more practical and concrete questions such as: Is there a best way to live? Is it better to be just or unjust (if one can get away with it)? Do humans have free will?

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Fields of philosophy

Aesthetics

Epistemology

Philosophy of language

Ethics

Philosophy of mind

Metaphysics

Political philosophy

Logic

Religious philosophy

Philosophy of religion

Philosophy of science

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