What is Philosophy ?
philosophy 1. the study of the fundamental nature of knowledge, reality, and existence, especially when considered as an academic discipline. a particular system of philosophical thought. plural noun: philosophies "the philosophies of Plato and Aristotle" the study of the theoretical basis of a particular branch of knowledge or experience. "the philosophy of science" synonyms: thinking, reasoning, thought, wisdom, knowledge "a lecturer in philosophy". Origin Middle English: from Old French philosophie, via Latin from Greek philosophia ‘love of wisdom’.. a theory or attitude that acts as a guiding principle for behaviour. "don't expect anything and you won't be disappointed, that's my philosophy" synonyms: beliefs, credo, faith, convictions, ideology, ideas, thinking, notions, theories, doctrine, tenets, values, principles, ethics, attitude, line, view, viewpoint, outlook, world view, school of thought; Weltanschauung "I'd like to see your philosophy in action". Artificial Consciousness.
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Many academic disciplines generated philosophical inquiry. The relationship between "X" and the "philosophy of X" is debated. Richard Feynman argued that the philosophy of a topic is irrelevant to its primary study, saying that "philosophy of science is as useful to scientists as ornithology is to birds." Curtis White, by contrast, argued that philosophical tools are essential to humanities, sciences and social sciences. The topics of philosophy of science are numbers, symbols and the formal met.