A Philosophy Is A Way Of Thinking About The World

A philosophy is a way of thinking about the world, the universe, and about people. A philosophy is a group of ideas, worked out by a philosopher (someone who has studied ways of thinking about the world). The ideas in philosophy are abstract, which means that they are “things that cannot be touched.” But this does not mean that philosophy is not about the real world. Ethics, for example, asks what we should do in our everyday lives, and metaphysics asks about how the world works and what it is made of.

That’s the simple wikipedia entry on philosophy, which I found as a result of reading the most recent xkcd.

Philosophers ask questions about ideas. They try to find answers to those questions. Some thinkers find it very hard to find those words that best describe the ideas they have. When they find answers to some of these questions philiosophers [sic]often have the same problem, that is how to best tell the answers they found to other people. Depending on the meaning of the words they use, the answers change.


One response to “A Philosophy Is A Way Of Thinking About The World

  1. Yes, idea = confirmed!!!

    I do recognize the inherent contradiction in that…