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#111609 - 09/06/03 01:47 PM Philosophy  
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I need a "work in progress" definition of "philosophy" for my college class. the definition in the dictionary falls short of what I am looking for. Any ideas would be helpful .


#111610 - 09/06/03 03:30 PM Re: Philosophy  
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Welcome, dasrex. Can you give us an idea of what you're looking for, while I ponder?


#111611 - 09/06/03 04:03 PM Re: Philosophy  
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Weak and wearily, I'll copy Guru's def.'s:
1. Love and pursuit of wisdom by intellectual means and moral self-discipline.
2. Investigation of the nature, causes, or principles of reality, knowledge, or values, based on logical reasoning rather than empirical methods.
3. A system of thought based on or involving such inquiry: the philosophy of Hume.
4. The critical analysis of fundamental assumptions or beliefs.
5. The disciplines presented in university curriculums of science and the liberal arts, except medicine, law, and theology.
6. The discipline comprising logic, ethics, aesthetics, metaphysics, and epistemology.
7. A set of ideas or beliefs relating to a particular field or activity; an underlying theory: an original philosophy of advertising.
8. A system of values by which one lives: has an unusual philosophy of life.


Welcome aBoard, dasrex. Me, I'd just go with #8. But then, I don't have a class.


#111612 - 09/06/03 04:13 PM Re: Philosophy  
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this too shall pass
Philosophy is the no man's land between religion and science. (after Bertrand Russell)


#111613 - 09/06/03 05:34 PM Re: weak and weary  
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Jackie, how POEtic!


#111614 - 09/07/03 04:31 AM Re: Philosophy  
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The phlogiston before the fire.

And welcome, dasrex. Somehow I think you'll fit right in with our Band of Merry Wordsters here!


#111615 - 09/07/03 09:29 PM Re: Philosophy  
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4. The critical analysis of fundamental assumptions or beliefs.

Perfick.


#111616 - 09/07/03 10:04 PM Re: Philosophy  
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Perhaps I should amend my post to this analogy:

Philosophy is to thought
as phlogiston is to fire.


#111617 - 09/08/03 12:44 AM Re: weak and weary  
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how POEtic!


#111618 - 09/08/03 06:27 AM Re: Philosophy  
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Give me the Archimedean point - and from there we shall define philosophy..


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