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Philosophy and its Branches


Noun: philosophy

The study of the fundamental nature of knowledge, reality, and existence, especially when considered as an academic discipline.

a particular system of philosophical thought.

plural noun: philosophies

Theory or attitude that acts as a guiding principle for behavior.

Philosophy is the study of general and fundamental problems, such as those connected with realityexistenceknowledgevaluesreasonmind, and language. Philosophy is distinguished from other ways of addressing such problems by its critical, generally systematic approach and its reliance on rational argument. In more casual speech, by extension, “philosophy” can refer to “the most basic beliefs, concepts, and attitudes of an individual or group”

Fathers of Philosophy

Plato, Aristotle and Socrates are considered the Fathers of Philosophy. Rene Descartes is considered the Father of Modern Philosophy. 

*Though Considered some of the greatest Philosophers, Plato, Aristotle, and Socrates are not the Fathers of Philosophy. The “father of philosophy” is traditionally considered to be Thales (approximately 624 BCE-c. 546 BCE),

Main branches of philosophy

Traditionally, there are five main branches of philosophy. They are:

Metaphysics, which deals with the fundamental questions of reality.

Epistemology, which deals with our concept of knowledge, how we learn and what we can know.

Logic, which studies the rules of valid reasoning and argumentation

Ethics, or moral philosophy, which is concerned with human values and how individuals should act.

Aesthetics or esthetics, which deals with the notion of beauty and the philosophy of art.