Friday, February 5, 2010

What is Philosophy?


The term ‘Philosophy’ is deriver from the Greek word Philosophos, which is a combination of two words, Philein or Philos, and Sophia. Philein or Philos literally means to love, to take interest in, or to be fond of, and Sophia means wisdom or perception. Philosophy, therefore, means love for wisdom and connotes the profound understanding that results from that love. The love for wisdom and knowledge manifests as efforts and endeavors that make full use of reason and intellect in order to understand the truth. The dictionary’s definition of the word is ‘seeking knowledge or wisdom’ especially that which deals with ‘ultimate Reality’ or ‘Truth’. According to another dictionary, Philosophy means ‘the search for knowledge and understanding of the true nature and meaning of the universe and of Human life.”

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