Thursday, February 25, 2010

What is philosophy?

A philosophy is a comprehensive system of ideas about human nature and the nature of the reality we live in. In my opinion it's a guide for living, because the issues it addresses are basic and pervasive, determining the course we take in life and how we treat other people. The word "philosophy" comes from the Greece, it meaned "love of wisdom". The history of philosophy is customarily divided into six periods: Ancient philosophy, Medieval philosophy, Renaissance philosophy, Early and Late Modern philosophy and Contemporary philosophy. There are most famous philosophers in each period, like Pythagoras, Aristotle, Plato in Ancient philosophy and Karl Marx, Nietzsche, Kant in Late Modern philosophy. Philosophy in all time had caused a lot of discussions and disputes. But, even in our time, nobody knows the truth of living.

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