What is the Point of Philosophy?
What is Philosophy? The Love of Wisdom.
What is Wisdom? Experience and knowledge together with the power of applying them practically.
There are many reasons why people enjoy the study of philosophy. Philosophy gives us the opportunity to think more deeply about the subjects that really matter to us: e.g. What does it all mean? Who am I? What is my part in all this? How can I find meaning and satisfaction in life? Philosophy deals with the big ideas, which govern human life. The world in which we live is shaped by philosophy, whether we know it or not. For example, Plato lived over 2000 years ago and what he said about subjects such as truth, beauty and justice have influenced the western world to this day.
Philosophy can simplify, clarify, enrich and provide direction to our lives, especially when other areas of life fall into a state of uncertainty or doubt. It can give us a greater sense of perspective.
Ultimately, Philosophy can raise our awareness, to enable us to see things for what they are and bring us closer to our true selves. In this sense, it is the supreme means of self-discovery.
If this interests you then take time out from your usual Sunday afternoon and spend a couple of hours in the company of other kindred spirits.
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