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Introduction to Philosophical Inquiry, Uncategorized

What is philosophy – Wisdom

What is Philosophy?

Before we answer this question, let’s look into the word “philosophy” in depth.
The word “philosophy” was founded directly from the Latin word “philosophia“. The word philosophia came from two words “Philo” and “Sophia“. Philo- means ‘loving’, while Sophia is a reference to the Goddess of wisdom. The combination of these two words result in the final definition of “love of wisdom”.

But what is wisdom? Wisdom to me, is the quality of understanding life. The wiser a person can be, the better understanding of the world they will have. In Plato’s Cave allegory, the wise person would be the one that escapes the cave to see the world. Through questioning and reasoning, the free man is able to gain wisdom, and understand the world for how it truly works.



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