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August 14th, 2016 | by That Mikey
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philosophyPhilosophy, in many circles, can be lightly described as the enjoyment of wisdom.

Music, Art, Technology, Information, Knowledge all begin from the collective pursuits and passions for wisdom in some form or fashion. In fact, the rooting of the word Philosophy can be deconstructed to finds its meaning.

The prefix in the word philosophy is derived from the greek word phil/o which assigns a fondness for, or sentiments for the love of something. Found in terms like philanthropy, the act of being charitable or the motto of Philadelphia,  the “City of brotherly love”, we can see expressions of the concept. The latter part of philosophy or soph deals with wisdom. Combining the two defines the notion of the word.

 

Platos cave Philosophy, in its application, branches out and helps the observer unfold the nature of things pertaining to existence and reality. Collectively, our  judgements and established laws define the relativity of right and wrong, our eyes and sensibilities help organize if things are black or white, hot or cold etc.Philosophy to some degree, helps to expand on the tepid, grey matters in life, the fine stuff.  Therefore, when approaching matters with rationality and the employment of reason, a philosopher’s mind is as always, the question and the answer.

The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing.” – Socrates

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