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Description of philosophy

The thinking we do when we ask ourselves whether something that we believe is reasonable or not
OR
The search for good reasons

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Qualities of philosophical questions

General
Fundamental

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3 Benefits of philosophy

1. Increased clearness in your own beliefs
2. Increased assurance that your beliefs are reasonable
3. Increased consistency

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Data used by philosophers

1. Common sense
2. Views of experts
3. Intuitions

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2 methods used by philosophers

1. Socratic method
2. Checking claims against data

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3 subject areas of philosophy

1. Metaphysics
2. Ethics
3. Logic

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2 philosophers from the ANCIENT period

1. Plato
2. Socrates

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2 Philosophers from the MEDIEVAL period

1. St. Thomas
2. St. Augustine

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4 philosophers from the MODERN period

1. Descartes
2. Willhelm
3. Locke
4. Hume

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4 Philosophers from the 19TH CENTURY

1. Hegel
2. Mill
3. Marx
4. Frege

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4 philosophers from the 20TH century

Green
Bradley
James
Lewis