One who does not question the OBVIOUS will never understand the OBSCURE. – Nakisha S. Tarrant
Philosophy derives from the latin/greek root words “philo” meaning love and “sophos” meaning wisdom. Philosophy is a dying field of study. Many find the field of study to be unnecceary and unrelatable. However, without philosophy the foundations of all other fields of study are incomplete. It helps educators of every field to better educate students of every age to reflect on key issues and concepts.
If knowledge is power, what good is power without wisdom?
And what knowledge is “good” knowledge?
In order to obtain sound wisdom or judgement regarding our universe and its furnishings we must first gain knowledge. Gnosis, the latin word for knowledge means to make aware of or bring into existence. As intellectual beings we become aware or acknowledge life and all it has to offer through observation. The deeper we observe, the more we acknowledge. Unfortunately, many of us do not take the time to FULLY observe the universe and LIFE beyond what we have been formally or informally taught to know it. We study but never FULLY reach CRITICAL understanding of who we are and why we do what we do.
Could it be that we have relied so heavily on the theories, opinions, and assumptions of others that we have become dull of understanding.
Have our intellectual bodies suffered while our emotional and instinctive natures thrived?
Our brains are prewired to function as both CONSCIOUS and SUBCONSCIOUS facilities. Both facilities (systems) require activity in order for us to grow and develop into WHOLE beings. Wholeness refers to spiritual, intellectual, and physical growth and development.
When we embark on a philosophical approach for learning more about the universe and ourselves we gain more than surface knowledge. Doubt is then omitted from our PERSONAL moral or belief systems and therefore offers us the opportunity to increase our intellectual beings into greater knowledge.
The 5 BRANCHES OF PHILOSOPHY
|METAPHYSICS||The Study of Existence||What’s Out There?|
|EPISTEMOLOGY||The Study of Knowledge||How Do I Know It?|
|ETHICS||The Study of Action||What Should I Do?|
|POLITICS||The Study of Force||What Actions Are Permissible?|
|ESTHETICS||The Study of Art||What Can Life Be Like?|
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Stay Tuned but most importantly STAY THIRSTY my friends.
Note: This post is the second part of a three part blog series.