Philosophy

Philosophy is the study of general and fundamental problems, such as those connected with reality, existence, knowledge, values, reason, mind, and language. Philosophy is distinguished from other ways of addressing such problems by its critical, generally systematic approach and its reliance on rational argument. The word "philosophy" comes from the Greek φιλοσοφία (philosophia), which literally means "love of wisdom". The introduction of the terms "philosopher" and "philosophy" has been ascribed to the Greek thinker Pythagoras. The ascription is said to be based on a passage in a lost work of Herakleides Pontikos, a disciple of Aristotle. It is considered to be part of the widespread body of legends of Pythagoras of this time. "Philosopher" was understood as a word which contrasted with "sophist" (from sophoi). Traveling sophists or "wise men" were important in Classical Greece, often earning money as teachers, whereas philosophers are "lovers of wisdom" and not professionals. The...
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Prabhas Ghosh
Prabhas Ghosh and 10 more commented on the blog by Nivedita
37 secs ago
Nivedita - Babagiri ya blah blah giri!
India is a land of mysticism, philosophy, culture. It is not surprising to see people holding reverence for sadhus, ascetics, fakirs and yogis. These, are those mahatamas, who have given up materialistic pleasure of life, moh and maya. Sadly, while some people are really nirmohis, other fraudsters actually fleece people in the garb of babas. Sometime back, TV channels were abuzz with a famous "bapu" being charged for molestation and rape, dead skeletons fell from closet, when slowly many more more »
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Tarun Kumawat
Tarun Kumawat started the Discussion
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Krishan Agrawal
Krishan Agrawal posted the Blog
13 hrs ago
Father Story
When I was a little girl, I remember that when my dad was repairing something, every time he asked me to hold the hammer, just so we would have a time for a conversation with each other. I never saw my dad drinking or taking a „night out with the boys“, all he did after work was taking care of his family.I grew up and left home for college and since then, my dad had been calling me every Sunday morning, no matter what. And when several years later I bought a house, my dad was painting it by more »
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