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Etymologically, philosophy comes from the ancient Greek meaning “a love of wisdom“. When I majored in philosophy in college, I was taught there were five branches of philosophy (that number has changed over time), which were:

  1. Metaphysics: what is the nature of reality?
  2. Epistemology: how do we know what we know?
  3. Ethics: how should we act?
  4. Politics: how should we coordinate our actions with others?
  5. Aesthetics: what is the nature of beauty?

“The philosophers have only interpreted the world, in various ways. The point, however, is to change it.”
Karl Marx, in his gravestone inscription

I agree with Mark about the point of philosophy, but would dispute him in that many philosophers have changed the world.


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