What is the academic definition of philosophy?
Philosophy (from Greek: φιλοσοφία, philosophia, ‘love of wisdom’) is the study of general and fundamental questions, such as those about existence, reason, knowledge, values, mind, and language. Such questions are often posed as problems to be studied or resolved.
What is originality philosophy?
What seemingly unites commentaries to texts, annotated editions and translations or reviews is that they focus on the presentation of the ideas of others. Thus, my hunch is that we seem to think more highly of people presenting their own ideas than those presenting the ideas of others.
Can humans have original thoughts?
Physicist: Nope! At least, not for the last 27 years. The last truly, verifiably original thought was had by Kjersti Skramstad of Oslo, in October of 1987. She reported her insight immediately, as all original thinkers do, and since then there’s been nothing new under the Sun.
What is a Cacoon?
Definition of cacoon 1 West Indies : snuffbox bean 2 : a tropical American plant (Fevillea cordifolia) of the family Cucurbitaceae with seeds which have cathartic qualities
What is philosophy?
What is Philosophy? The aim of philosophy, abstractly formulated, is to understand how things in the broadest possible sense of the term hang together in the broadest possible sense of the term. Wilfrid Sellars.
What is a chaconne in music?
Chaconne. The musical form of the chaconne is a continuous variation, usually in triple metre and a major key; it is generally characterized by a short, repeating bass line or harmonic progression. The chaconne form, which is similar to that of the passacaglia, was used by composers in the Baroque period and later.
What is the hope of Philosophy?
The hope is that by doing philosophy we learn to think better, to act more wisely, and thereby help to improve the quality of all our lives. You can read our longer definition on the document below.