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Love of Wisdom

The word 'philosophy' derives from the Greek for 'love' and 'wisdom'. Philosophers throughout the ages may have loved–and sought after–wisdom, but most did not attain it. In other words, since philosophers first tinkered with conceptualization there have been some ridiculous theories out there.

Nevertheless, philosophy tackles metaphysical and value-laden questions in a systematic manner that is well worth study by any who value reason.

ɷ René Descartes ɷ David Hume ɷ Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz ɷ John Locke ɷ William of Ockham ɷ Jean Piaget ɷ Karl Popper ɷ Bertrand Russell ɷ Baruch Spinoza ɷ

abduction : a priori : a posteriori : Cartesian dualism : categorical logic : causation : Cogito argument : correlation : correlation vs. causation : critical thinking : deduction : dual-attribute monism : empiricism : epistemology : induction : inference : informal logic : Humean skepticism : logic : mind-body : Occam's razor : propositional logic : symbolic logic :

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