Knowledge in philosophy
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In philosophy, it is studied above all knowledge in the sense of the state of the one who knows something. The known things themselves are also knowledge, but this second notion is not that which interests the philosophers. Likewise, knowledge, … Read More

Animal in philosophy
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Ancient philosophy has bequeathed its vision of the animal from a problem of man in the world: the Stoics have a dogmatic and anthropocentric vision of the animal, while Academicians have a holistic vision, placing the general history of animals … Read More

Can art be defined? Art and philosophy
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(Pompeii, House VII, 2, 6: Paquius Proculus and his wife, National Archaeological Museum of Naples, fresco of the first century.) Since at least antiquity, philosophy has questioned the nature of art. Plato in the Ion and Hippias Major or Aristotle … Read More

The challenge of philosophy
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 (The philosopher, by Rembrandt.) The challenge of philosophy is considerable because it deals with central questions, such as, for example, the meaning of life, the possible history of the soul after death, the possible and desirable political organization, the place … Read More

Philosophy for Plato
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Etymologically, the word philosophy derives from the ancient Greek φιλοσοφία, composed of φιλεῖν, “loving” and σοφία, “wisdom, knowledge”, that is to say literally: love of wisdom or love of knowledge. It should be noted that the word φιλοσοφία is effectively … Read More

Yvon Quiniou: Misery of the contemporary philosophy, with regard to materialism
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Yvon Quiniou is a French Marxist philosopher. He published several interesting books, such as Atheism and Materialism Today (2004), Critique of Religion, a moral and intellectual imposition (2014), and especially a very useful For a critical approach to Islam (2016), … Read More

Philosophy and history of Western philosophy
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(Representation of Wisdom (1635): “Sapiens Dominabitur Astris”. Free text translation: “Who acquires wisdom will master the stars.”) If philosophy has a long history, it is necessary to distinguish the practice of philosophy from the simple study of past doctrines. Sometimes … Read More

Eternal Return in philosophy
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(Constantin Brâncuși, The Column of the Infinity, Târgu Jiu Park, Romania) The eternal return is an original Mesopotamian concept taken up by several philosophers, according to which the world history takes place cyclically. After thousands of years (“the Great Year”), … Read More

Philosophy
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(The Thinker, by Auguste Rodin) Philosophy, from ancient Greek φιλοσοφία (composed of φιλεῖν, philein “love”; and σοφία, sophia, “wisdom”) literally means “love of wisdom”. It is an activity and discipline existing since antiquity in the West and East, posing as … Read More

Philosophy of death
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The Triumph of Death, painting of Pieter Bruegel the Elder (1562) In paleontology, the discovery of funeral rites is an important factor in determining the degree of social awakening of a hominid. This awareness of death is an engine of … Read More