Western Philosophy Starter

Western philosophy is the philosophical thought and work of the Western world. Historically, the term refers to the philosophical thinking of Western culture, beginning with Greek philosophy of the Pre-Socratics such as Thales (c. 624 – c. 546 BC) and Pythagoras (c. 570 BC – c. 495 BC), and eventually covering a large area of the globe. The word philosophy itself originated from the Ancient Greek: philosophia (φιλοσοφία), literally, “the love of wisdom” (φιλεῖν philein, “to love” and σοφία sophia, “wisdom”).

The scope of philosophy in the ancient understanding, and the writings of (at least some of) the ancient philosophers, were all intellectual endeavors. This included the problems of philosophy as they are understood today; but it also included many other disciplines, such as pure mathematics and natural sciences such as physics, astronomy, and biology (Aristotle, for example, wrote on all of these topics).

“This is a somewhat neuron thrashing subject! Every video is an over simplification with the intention of bringing the main school of though, of each philosopher, to the foreground. Further exploration should be carried out by the viewer and it is of the UTMOST importance NOT to come to any conclusion.

Conclusions might, again, might be reached only after extensive studies and personal practice of philosophy. It takes decades before the inklings of conclusions MAY or MAY NOT arise!

Good Luck! (wink)”

Ivan Moreno

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