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What is Philosophy?

This is a short introduction to the nature of philosophy, comparing philosophy with the other ways of understanding the world and dispelling popular myths about philosophy.

What is Philosophy

I have been writing many philosophical posts on this site for a while. When I have asked various people what philosophy was they have given different answers. It is one of those few questions in which the experts in a topic do not agree on what the topic is. So it is not a simple question to answer. We can begin to answer the question by starting with what the philosophical experts do agree on. Th...