Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 58. Chapters: Transubstantiation, Faith, Consensus reality, Reason, Creed, Ideological assumption,MorePlease note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online.
Pages: 58. Chapters: Transubstantiation, Faith, Consensus reality, Reason, Creed, Ideological assumption, Anthropocentrism, Philosophy, Blind men and an elephant, Credulity, Doxastic logic, Evidentialism, Reality tunnel, Credibility, Attitude polarization, Real life, Pro-aging trance, Cynicism, Fides et Ratio, Fact-value distinction, Opinion, Doctrine, Disquotational principle, Source credibility, Alief, Philosophical theory, Basic belief, Political myth, Ignorance, Availability cascade, Collective belief, Disposition, Goodists, Recantation, Overbelief, Doxastic attitudes, Inerrancy.
Excerpt: Philosophy is the rational study of general subjects concerning which certainty cannot easily be established scientifically or by simple observation. These often include topics that range from existence, knowledge and reason to morality, the mind and beauty. The English word philosophy comes from the Greek (philosophia), which literally means love of wisdom and was used to refer to any pursuit of knowledge.
Science was coined to refer to the reasoning known as the scientific method which employed increasingly successful empirical techniques. The term Natural Philosophy was succeeded by the natural sciences, such as physics, chemistry and biology. The following branches are the main areas of study: Other major fields within philosophy include Many academic subjects have a philosophy, for example, the philosophy of mathematics, the philosophy of logic, the philosophy of law, and the philosophy of history. In addition, a range of academic subjects have emerged to deal with areas that historically were the subject of philosophy.
These include physics, anthropology, and psychology. Many societies have considered philosophical questions and built philosophical traditions based upon each others works. Eastern philosophy is organized by th...