To me, Philosophy is the a body of work that encompasses the highest values of all human thought.
It is the rubric that envelopes everything from Art, Religion, Science, Ehtics, Politics and beyond. What exactly philosophy is not a trivial question to answer but it needs answering. It is not something I am looking forward to doing. It is a question that I have been meaning to write about for many years and with every attempt, I have failed.
So, please forgive me for I know not what I do.
My latest attempt is given below. Here is the Wikipedia article on the subject.
What is Philosophy?We must start in the middle and this is a problem. We have to start with what we know, or think we know, for it may be wrong and subject to revision.
We must understand that we are human beings with a limited outlook. How we go from here is the question that will ultimately give us a workable answer.
To answer this question I think it is better to think about what came before it.
We must cast our minds back evolutionarily to the beginnings of thought itself.
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