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    • Axiology: Study of the nature of value and valuation
    • Metaphysics: Study of the fundamental nature of reality
    • Epistemology: Study of the nature, origin, and limits of human knowledge
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    • Metaphysics. What is Metaphysics? Metaphysics (from the Greek meta meaning after/beyond, and physics meaning nature) is a core branch of philosophy concerned with the study of "first principles" and "being" (ontology).
    • Epistemology. What is Epistemology? Epistemology (from the Greek episteme meaning knowledge) is a core branch of philosophy that deals with the nature, origin, and scope of knowledge.
    • Logic. What is Logic? The term "logic" came from the Greek word logos, which is sometimes translated as "sentence", "discourse", "reason", "rule", and "ratio".
    • Ethics. What is Ethics? The field of ethics (or moral philosophy) involves systematizing, defending, and recommending concepts of right and wrong behavior.
  3. For coverage of the particular branches of Western philosophy, see aesthetics; epistemology; ethics; ideology; logic; metaphysics; philosophical anthropology; philosophy of biology; philosophy of education; philosophy of history; philosophy of language; philosophy of law; philosophy of logic; philosophy of mathematics; philosophy of mind ; …

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    • Epistemology. Epistemology addresses philosophical questions about knowledge; it is the study of and seeks to answer how...
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