Introduction to PhilosophyNotesThis is not a substitute for coming to class Richard Lee
Philosophy 2003 C 001Copyright © 1999, Richard Lee Spring 1999
 

What Philosophy Is

etymology: philo-sophia

philo = love of
 
sophia = wisdom

Philosophy is the critical examination of fundamental concepts and beliefs.

Critical examination: question, analyze, generate arguments, explore arguments, look for objections, attempt to reply to objections, revise views, defend views


Richard Lee, rlee@comp.uark.edu, last modified: 5 May 1999