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Slide 1 Philosophy 1301-Chapter 1 section 1.1 What is Philosophy? Slide 2 • The Greek Philosopher Aristotle who asserted that philosophy begins in wonder, was impressed by the ability of human beings to think. In fact, he defined human beings as “rational animals.” Aristotle maintained that philosophy arises from the human ability to reflect on experience, to wonder and be curious about what happens to us and to others. Slide 3 • The word Philosophy comes from a combination of two Greek words- philos , meaning “loving” and sophia , meaning “wisdom.” Etymologically, philosophy means the love of wisdom. For the Greeks, the word philos refers to a special kind of love found in close friendship. Hence, the philosopher could also be called the “friend of wisdom.”
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Slide 4 • Philosophy in Western culture was born in the 6 th century BCE among a group of thinkers call the Pre-Socratics . For the Pre-Socratics wisdom is knowledge about physical nature and is obtained by investigating the universe. To love wisdom, as far as they were
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This note was uploaded on 09/12/2008 for the course PHIL 1301 taught by Professor Knighton during the Spring '08 term at Georgia Perimeter.

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