A telos is an end or purpose, in a fairly constrained sense used by philosophers
such as Aristotle. It is the root of the term "teleology," roughly the study of ...
The purpose of philosophy is to understand the world through the use of reason.
Let's go back to the beginning. Thales of Miletus is generally considered the first
Oct 27, 2013 ... “Knowledge is knowing what to do. Wisdom is doing what you know.” – Proverb.
How can we use philosophy and wisdom to “live better”?
Mar 28, 2008 ... And as philosophy is an activity that persists we can thus ask what the purpose of
philosophy is, and what interests it serves, and expect an ...
Sep 8, 2014 ... It is not the purpose of a Philosophy class to transmit information or inculcate
skills, however useful that may be. It is to introduce students to the ...
Center Philosophy. Honesty and clarity in one's thinking. The willingness to
recognize prejudice in oneself and replace it with truth and love. Compassion for
Feb 11, 2015 ... In this lesson, explore one definition of philosophy and why it is hard to pin down
in simple terms. Learn what it means to go beyond having a...
Before formalized research, state constitutions, or legislative requirements,
philosophers had already given a great deal of thought to the different purposes
May 15, 2007 ... Many major historical figures in philosophy have provided an answer .... Fulfilling
God's purpose by choice is the sole source of meaning, with ...
Apr 8, 2008 ... Some time in October I had passed a note around a philosophy class I was taking
at the time. On it, I asked "What is the purpose of studying ...