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# Love and pursuit of wisdom by intellectual means and [[moral]] self-discipline.
# Investigation of the nature, causes, or principles of reality, [[knowledge]], or values, based on logical reasoning rather than empirical methods.
# A system of thought based on or involving such inquiry: the philosophy of [[Hume]].
# The critical analysis of fundamental assumptions or beliefs.
'''Philosophy''', from the Greek for "love of wisdom", is an intellectual discipline that studies the nature of [[reality]], [[knowledge]] and [[morality]] based largely on [[logic]]al reasoning, as opposed to [[empirical]] investigation (as in [[science]]). It is commonly divided into [[logic]], [[ethics]], [[aesthetics]], [[metaphysics]], and [[epistemology]].
# The disciplines presented in university curriculums of science and the liberal arts, except medicine, law, and theology.
# The discipline comprising logic, [[ethics]], aesthetics, metaphysics, and epistemology.
# A set of ideas or beliefs relating to a particular field or activity; an underlying theory: an original philosophy of advertising.
# A system of values by which one lives: has an unusual philosophy of life.
[[Category: Philosophical issues]]
In a more general sense, ''philosophy'' may refer to the set of [[belief]]s or [[values]] by which one lives.
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Philosophy, from the Greek for "love of wisdom", is an intellectual discipline that studies the nature of reality, knowledge and morality based largely on logical reasoning, as opposed to empirical investigation (as in science). It is commonly divided into logic, ethics, aesthetics, metaphysics, and epistemology.

In a more general sense, philosophy may refer to the set of beliefs or values by which one lives.

v · d Philosophy
History of philosophy   Ancient Greek philosophy · Rationalism · Post Modernism · Utilitarianism · Existentialism · Objectivism · Metaphysics of quality · Humanism · Transhumanism
Famous philosophers   Ned Block · Daniel Dennett · René Descartes · Paul Draper · Epicurus · David Hume · Immanuel Kant · Karl Marx · Thomas Nagel · Friedrich Nietzsche · Bertrand Russell · John Searle · Baruch Spinoza · W.V.O. Quine
Existence   Reality · Mind-body dualism · Purpose of existence · Value of life · Solipsism
Morality and ethics   Ethics of Aristotle · Relative morality · Objective morality · Golden rule
Epistemology   Belief · Truth · Justification · A priori · A posteriori · Observation · Analysis · Synthesis · Absolute certainty · Information theory · Plato's Apology of Socrates · Atheists cannot know anything
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