INTRO - The philosopher Socrates about to take poison...

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The philosopher Socrates about to take poison hemlock as ordered by the court. (Painting by Jacque Louis David, French painter, early 1800s.) Philosophy is the discipline concerned with questions of how one should live ( ethics ); what sorts of things exist and what are their essential natures ( metaphysics ); what counts as genuine knowledge ( epistemology ); and what are the correct principles of reasoning ( logic ). [1] [2] The word is of Greek origin : φιλοσοφία ( philosophía ), meaning love of wisdom. [3] From Wikipedia – The free encyclopedia. Philosophy also examines the basic questions, assumptions, beliefs, principles, ideas of other disciplines – For example the “philosophy of education,” “philosophy of science,” “philosophy of law,” “philosophy of art,” etc. Philosophy of education – Why is education important? Is education essential to being a human being? What is the relationship between education and freedom? Should societies provide for education of all of their members? Etc. Sometimes we will use the “philosophy of life,” as in what is your “philosophy of life?” A “philosophy of life” would refer your basic b
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