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What is Philosophy?

Original Definition
The Greek word, philosophia

It is made up of two Greek words, philo, meaning love, and sophos, meaning wisdom
“Love of Wisdom”

Philosophy is the love of wisdom.
What wisdom Philosophy teaches?

This wisdom might mean to lead a good human life.

Definition was developed by Socrates.
Philosophy is the love of wisdom.

What wisdom Philosophy teaches?
The Sanskrit, Chinese, & Japanese equivalents of “philosophia” are:

Darshana (Sanskrit), which means “vision” (more precisely, vision of ultimate reality; Je Shwe (Chinese, pronounced something like “juh shway”), which means “wise study”; Tetsugaku (Japanese), which means “wise learning.”

Goal of philosophy
Philosophy deals with the attainment of highest happiness.
Thus, philosophy is the reflective life, the examined life.
Unexamined life is not worthy living, the unlived life is not worth examining.
Philosophy focuses on practical and everyday social life.
Greeks called polis, the republic realm of political life
Philosophy is an eminently practical activity.

Questions are the heart of philosophy
What is the world really like?
How do we know something?

What does it mean to teach something? To learn something?
How should we treat each other? What is valuable?
What’s the best way of governing and arranging society?
What does it mean for something to be beautiful?
Is there a correct way to reason? What is reason anyway?

Of What Value is the Study of Philosophy
Helps teachers to reflect on key issues and concepts in education
Provide clarification for what is or has been said/done by others
Provides a framework for life and our action
Can be useful in…...

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