Greek Philosophy And The Greek Creation

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The word “philosophy”, comes from the Ancient Greek word (Phileo), meaning “to love” or “to befriend” and (Sophia), meaning “wisdom”; making philosophy stand for “the love of wisdom”. Philosophy is about understanding the fundamental truths about ourselves, the world in which we live in, and our relationships to the world and amongst each other. It is the study of general problems connected with existence, values, language, and mind. Those who study philosophy (philosophers), engage in asking, answering, and arguing their answers to life’s most basic questions. Philosophy is often seen as a “ Greek Creation”. Ancient Greek philosophy aroused during the 6th century and continued throughout the Hellenistic era. It focused on the role of reason and inquiry. The Greeks believed in the rational reason that the world is like it is. What is the world made of? What is the ultimate substance of reality? This is why they were classified as “thinkers”. Greek philosophers were great thinkers who were determined to seek out the validity behind a certain subject. The Ancient Greek philosophical tradition broke away from a mythological approach that used Greek heroes to explain the world, and it initiated an approach based on logic and evidence. One philosopher who has had a great impact on western civilization between 2000 B.C. to the 16th century is Plato. Plato was often thought as one of the most influential philosophers of all time. He was a Classical
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