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Philosophy

Growing enlightenment through critical analysis and reasoned argument

What Is Philosophy?

Philosophy: from Greek philo "loving" and sophia "knowledge, wisdom"

Philosophers ask the most fundamental questions about reality, knowledge and morality. Progress in philosophical thought is gained through critical dialogue with other philosophers, systematic analysis of language and synthesis with other systems of thought, such as science and history.

Read essays in the four key branches of philosophy below. Essay contributions are welcomed.

Epistemology

Essays on the theory of knowledge, truth and justification

Metaphysics

Essays on the nature of existence, properties and mind

Ethics

Essays on the foundations of morality and practical guides for a moral life

Logic

Essays on the structure of language and rational argument

Reviews

Reviews of books and journal articles on philosophical issues

Reflections

Reflective thoughts on current and historical issues in philosophy

Resources

Useful and interesting philosophical resources available on the internet

Glossary

Definitions of philosophical terms used on Rational Realm

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