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Intro to Philosophy

by: Amanda Smith

Intro to Philosophy PHIL1305

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The Basics of Philosophy
Paul A Wilson
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Date Created: 01/20/16
Philosophy Notes What is Philosophy? 1. Etymology “love of wisdom” - Earliest philosophers were called wisdom teachers 2. “Queen of the sciences” - Philosophy is the 1 subject, all disciplines have some basis in philosophy. 3. A world view, a way of seeing things. 4. Understanding philosophic issues/questions (As yet unanswered, some disagreement, and fundamental basic) - Does God exist? - Can computers think? - What is reality? - What is right/wrong? 5. PhD (Doctor of philosophy) - Level of mystery, during the “philosophy” of discipline. Metaphysics - What is real? - Study of reality - Philosophy of the mind - Philosophy of religion Epistemology - What is knowledge? / What can I know? - Study of knowledge - Philosophy of science - Philosophy of mathematics Axiology - What is the good? - Study of value • ethics- study of moral principles •aesthetics- what is beauty? / philosophy of art History of Western Philosophy Ancient (2500 B.C. – 300 A.D.)- Socrates, Puto, Aristate Medieval (300-1400 A.D)- St. Augustine, St. Thomas, St. Anseum Modern (1400- 1800 A.D.)- Rene Decart, David Hume, Immanuel Kant (Analytic Movement, Cont inental movement)


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