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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Susash Sumanta Sarathi Sharma - Hindu Philosophy and Astika Darshan
What is astika darshan in the Indian schools of though or Hindu Philosophy as it is referred to? Please throw some light. more »
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Susash Sumanta Sarathi Sharma - Hindu Philosophy and Astika Darshan
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Prashanth Nair - Epicurus - Live happily
Epicurus has gotten a bit of an unfair reputation over the centuries as a teacher of self-indulgence and excess delight.He was soundly criticized by a lot of Christian polemicists (those who make war against all thought but Christian thought), especially during the Middle Ages, because he was thought to be an atheist, whose principles for a happy life were passed down to this famous set of statements: "Don't fear God; don't worry about death; what is good is easy to get; what is terrible is e more »
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Prashanth Nair - Zeno of Citium - Stoicism
You may not be as familiar with him as with most of the others on this list, but Zeno founded the school of Stoicism. Stoicism comes from the Greek "stoa", which is a roofed colonnade, especially that of the Poikile, which was a cloistered piazza on the north side of the Athenian marketplace, in the 3rd Century BC. Stoicism is based on the idea that anything which causes us to suffer in life is actually an error in our judgment, and that we should always have absolute control over our more »
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Prashanth Nair - Avicenna - The philosopher from the Dark Ages
He lived in the Persian Empire from 980 AD to 1037. The Dark Ages were not so dark. Aside from his stature as a philosopher, he was also the world's preeminent physician during his life. His two most well known works today are The Book of Healing (which has nothing to do with physical medicine) and The Canon of Medicine, which was his compilation of all known medical knowledge at that time.His Book of Healing deals with everything from logic, to math, to music, to science. He more »
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