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What is Philosophy? 1 What is Philosophy? Bryan Hamade Philosophy 1301-002 Professor James Moore September 4, 2008
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What is Philosophy? 2 What is Philosophy? The word philosophy is derived from two Greek words; philos which means love and Sophia which means wisdom. This means philosophy can basically be described as love of wisdom. This is very true since philosophy basically is a search for ultimate truths which cannot be proven through other more conventional scientific means. This lack of provability could be due to a lack of advanced enough technology to test various theories or hypothesis. A good example of a philosophic theory which cannot be proven with conventional means would be the Hawking theory on black holes. There is no way for a human to go through a black hole to see what happens when something goes through a black hole and from what people think there will never be any way to prove this with any type of finality. This is just the nature of modern philosophy. The questions which were pondered about in the ancient Greek times for the most part have been answered like Democritus’ who pondered upon the question “What happens if you take something and
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