Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Hmm …

… What is Philosophy? An Omnibus of Definitions from Prominent Philosophers | Brain Pickings. (Hat tip, Christopher Guerin.)

The emphasis throughout this definitions is on thinking, in the sense of arriving an intellectual grasp of reality. But the word philosophy means "love of wisdom." It involves more than knowledge, more than logic. It means a engagement of the entire personality with reality in order to arrive at an thorough-going experience of it. Wisdom may incorporate knowledge but there is more to it than that.

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