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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M Chaitanya
M Chaitanya and 12 more commented on the blog by Bijendra Kumar
on Jan 23, 2015 , 11:50 am
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we all have random little personal philosophies or rules that we live by, often times, these rules are hidden beneath the surface, not in a form that we are aware of or is easily expressible. But i do have one particular " random little personal philosophy" that i live by ( and am aware off) and would like to explore further. It is my philosophy of tipping. This philosophy of tipping was thought up specifically with reference to tipping, say, in restaurants, but can easily be more »
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