Socrates: The Meaning Of Life

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We have always been trying to understand the universe and the concepts that dominate our daily life. This thirst for knowledge resulted in development of such things as science, philosophy and religion. Western philosophy started in greece and spread further to America and Australia. The word philosophy, comes from the greek word philosophia which means “love of wisdom.” philosophy has many different fields, domains, and branches: Aesthetics, Epistemology, ethics, logic, metaphysics, political philosophy, philosophy of language, etc. First things that usually come to our mind when we hear word philosophy are the question “what’s the meaning of life” socrates, and plato. Socrates is considered to be the first philosopher. However, that statement isn’t entirely true. Philosophy existed long before plato and socrates had come into picture. For example this period is usually called pre socratic philosophy, which is dominated by philosophers such as: pytagoras, hereclitus, and paramenides. But what those philosophers presented were more philosophical problems, rather then insights into philosophy. While what Plato and Socrates did was formulate methods and solutions. therefore, they are more prominent figures in philosophy. Many of plato 's ideas are based of of socrates. Despite all this, there is still a lot that can be learnt from predescendors. One of the most prominent philosophers of pre socratic period is pythagoras. Pythagoras was a greek philosopher, mathematician
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