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Philosophy and the Search for Wisdom

I have said in a previous post that philosophy is about gaining actual wisdom rather than merely the search for wisdom. Why is this true? Some philosophers do not agree with this, so a reason is necessary. They disagree because they believe that progress in philosophy is not really possible in a wide sense – even though the problems of philosophy are very real. I suggest that the sort of progress ...

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...