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  • Philosophy is the study of general and fundamental problems concerning matters such as existence, knowledge, values, reason, mind, and language

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  • The term was probably coined by Pythagoras (c
  • 570 – c
  • 495 BC)
  • Philosophical methods include questioning, critical discussion, rational argument and systematic presentation
  • Classic philosophical questions include: Is it possible to know anything and to prove it? What is most real? However, philosophers might also pose more practical and concrete questions such as: Is there a best way to live? Is it better to be just or unjust (if one can get away with it)? Do humans have free will?nHistorically, "philosophy" encompassed any body of knowledge
  • From the time of Ancient Greek philosopher Aristotle to the 19th century, atural philosophy" encompassed astronomy, medicine and physics
  • For example, Newton's 1687 Mathematical Principles of Natural Philosophy later became classified as a book of physics
  • In the 19th century, the growth of modern research universities led academic philosophy and other disciplines to professionalize and specialize
  • In the modern era, some investigations that were traditionally part of philosophy became separate academic disciplines, including psychology, sociology, linguistics and economics
  • Other investigations closely related to art, science, politics, or other pursuits remained part of philosophy

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