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  1. Aug 27, 2013 · What is Philosophy? The term ‘philosophy’ was coined in ancient Greece by the philosopher and mathematician, Pythagoras.1 Pythagoras (c. 570-490BCE) needed a term for a certain kind of individual, one who prized truth and knowledge above all things.

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    Philosophy employs a method/process (more often than not ongoing) of reflection, reasoning and re-evaluation, by employing the appropriate intellectual virtues or excellences, in order to make good, though provisional judgements about what seems

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  3. The primary concern of philosophy is the study of ideas central to the ways we think and live. The value, however, of many of our key concepts is often hidden from us. We come to take the ways we make sense of ourselves and the world around us for granted.

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  5. Explain the connection between ancient philosophy and the origin of the sciences. Describe philosophy as a discipline that makes coherent sense of a whole. Summarize the broad and diverse origins of philosophy. It is difficult to define philosophy.

  6. 1 WHAT IS PHILOSOPHY? 1.1 PHILOSOPHY AS OPEN-ENDED QUESTIONING Reaching back to ancient Greece, a common ploy in addressing the question “What is philosophy?” is to provide a linguistic account, noting that the original Greek words philos and sophia combined can be understood as ‘love of Wisdom’.

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  7. Philosophy is the union of all acquired knowl- edge and the genius that applies it ...” —Alexandre Dumas (1844, The Count of Monte Cristo, Ch. 17, pp. 168–169) Philosophy is the microscope of thought.

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