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{{Other uses}}{{Redirect|History of Western philosophy|the 1945 book by Bertrand Russell|A History of Western Philosophy}}{{pp|small=yes}}{{Use dmy dates|date=April 2016}}File:Sanzio 01.jpg|thumb|upright=1.5|The School of Athens (1509–1511) by Raphael, depicting famous classical Greek philosophers in an idealized setting inspired by ancient Greek architectureancient Greek architecture{{Philosophy sidebar}}Philosophy (from Greek , philosophia, literally "love of wisdom"WEB, Strong's Greek Dictionary 5385,weblink WEB,weblink Home : Oxford English Dictionary, oed.com, ) is the study of general and fundamental problems concerning matters such as existence, knowledge, values, reason, mind, and language.A.C. Grayling, Philosophy 1: A Guide through the Subject (Oxford University Press, 1998), p. 1: "The aim of philosophical inquiry is to gain insight into questions about knowledge, truth, reason, reality, meaning, mind, and value." The term was probably coined by Pythagoras (c. 570–495 BCE). Philosophical methods include questioning, critical discussion, rational argument, and systematic presentation.BOOK, How to Think About the Great Ideas: From the Great Books of Western Civilization, Adler, Mortimer J., 28 March 2000, {{google books, y, Pv3BHyktJWkC, |publisher=Open Court|isbn=978-0-8126-9412-3|location=Chicago, Ill.}} Classic philosophical questions include: Is it possible to know anything and to prove it?BOOK, The Oxford Handbook of Skepticism, 1 October 2011, Oxford University Press, 978-0-19-983680-2, Greco, John, 1st, {{google books, y, Ozv0lftrUeEC, }}BOOK, Thinking Things Through: An Introduction to Philosophical Issues and Achievements, Glymour, Clark, 10 April 2015, {{google books, y, G4lLCAAAQBAJ, |publisher=A Bradford Book|isbn=978-0-262-52720-0|edition=2nd|chapter=Chapters 1–6}}WEB,weblink Contemporary Skepticism {{!, Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy|website=www.iep.utm.edu|access-date=25 April 2016}} What is most real? Philosophers also pose more practical and concrete questions such as: Is there a best way to live? Is it better to be just or unjust (if one can get away with it)?WEB,weblink The Internet Classics Archive {{!, The Republic by Plato|website=classics.mit.edu|access-date=25 April 2016}} Do humans have free will?WEB,weblink Free Will {{!, Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy|website=www.iep.utm.edu|access-date=25 April 2016}}Historically, "philosophy" encompassed any body of knowledge.WEB,weblink Philosophy, www.etymonline.com, Online Etymological Dictionary, 19 March 2016, The English word "philosophy" is first attested to c. 1300, meaning "knowledge, body of knowledge.", From the time of Ancient Greek philosopher Aristotle to the 19th century, "natural philosophy" encompassed astronomy, medicine, and physics.{{sfn|Lindberg|2007|p=3}} For example, Newton's 1687 Mathematical Principles of Natural Philosophy later became classified as a book of physics. In the 19th century, the growth of modern research universities led academic philosophy and other disciplines to professionalize and specialize.BOOK, The Scientific Revolution, Shapin, Steven, 1 January 1998, {{google books, y, 6BIr19MTXAMC, |publisher=University Of Chicago Press|isbn=978-0-226-75021-7|edition=1st}}WEB,weblink When Philosophy Lost Its Way, Briggle, Robert Frodeman and Adam, Opinionator, 25 April 2016, In the modern era, some investigations that were traditionally part of philosophy became separate academic disciplines, including psychology, sociology, linguistics, and economics.Other investigations closely related to art, science, politics, or other pursuits remained part of philosophy. For example, is beauty objective or subjective?BOOK,weblink Beauty, Sartwell, Crispin, 1 January 2014, Zalta, Edward N., Spring 2014, WEB,weblink Plato, Hippias Major {{!, Loeb Classical Library|website=Loeb Classical Library|access-date=27 April 2016}} Are there many scientific methods or just one?BOOK, Against Method, Feyerabend, Paul, Hacking, Ian, 11 May 2010, {{google books, y, 8y-FVtrKeSYC, |publisher=Verso|isbn=978-1-84467-442-8|edition=4th}} Is political utopia a hopeful dream or hopeless fantasy?WEB,weblink Nozick, Robert: Political Philosophy {{!, Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy|website=www.iep.utm.edu|access-date=25 April 2016}}WEB,weblink Rawls, John {{!, Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy|website=www.iep.utm.edu|access-date=25 April 2016}}BOOK, Utopia, More, Thomas, 8 May 2015, {{google books, y, EZajAQAAQBAJ, |publisher=Courier Corporation|isbn=978-0-486-11070-7|language=English}} Major sub-fields of academic philosophy include metaphysics ("concerned with the fundamental nature of reality and being"),WEB,weblink Merriam-Webster Dictionary, www.merriam-webster.com, 14 May 2016, epistemology (about the "nature and grounds of knowledge [and]...its limits and validity" WEB,weblink Merriam-Webster Dictionary, www.merriam-webster.com, 14 May 2016, ), ethics, aesthetics, political philosophy, logic and philosophy of science.Since the 20th century, professional philosophers contribute to society primarily as academics. However, many of those who study philosophy in undergraduate or graduate programs contribute in the fields of law, journalism, politics, religion, science, business and various art and entertainment activities.WEB,weblink Why Study Philosophy? An Unofficial "Daily Nous" Affiliate, www.whystudyphilosophy.com, 2016-05-02, {{toclimit|3}}

Introduction

Knowledge

Traditionally, the term "philosophy" referred to any body of knowledge.WEB,weblink Online Etymology Dictionary, etymonline.com, In this sense, philosophy is closely related to religion, mathematics, natural science, education and politics. Newton's 1687 "Mathematical Principles of Natural Philosophy" is classified in the 2000s as a book of physics; he used the term "natural philosophy" because it used to encompass disciplines that later became associated with sciences such as astronomy, medicine and physics.{{sfn|Lindberg|2007|p=3}}In Classical antiquity, Philosophy was traditionally divided into three major branches:
  • Natural philosophy ("physics") was the study of the physical world (physis, lit: nature);
  • Moral philosophy ("ethics") was the study of goodness, right and wrong, beauty, justice and virtue (ethos, lit: custom);
  • Metaphysical philosophy ("logic") was the study of existence, causation, God, logic, forms and other abstract objects ("meta-physika" lit: "what comes after physics").BOOK, Kant: Groundwork of the Metaphysics of Morals, Kant, Immanuel, 2012-05-21, {{google books, y, YASbAEhCLw0C, |publisher=Cambridge University Press|isbn=9781107401068|edition=2nd|quote="Ancient Greek philosophy was divided into three branches of knowledge: natural science, ethics, and logic."}}
This division is not obsolete but has changed. Natural philosophy has split into the various natural sciences, especially astronomy, physics, chemistry, biology, and cosmology. Moral philosophy has birthed the social sciences, but still includes value theory (including aesthetics, ethics, political philosophy, etc.). Metaphysical philosophy has birthed formal sciences such as logic, mathematics and philosophy of science, but still includes epistemology, cosmology and others.

Philosophical progress

Many philosophical debates that began in ancient times are still debated today. Colin McGinn and others claim that no philosophical progress has occurred during that interval.BOOK, Problems in Philosophy: The Limits of Inquiry, McGinn, Colin, 8 December 1993, {{google books, y, o_xMMPWzIecC, |publisher=Wiley-Blackwell|isbn=978-1-55786-475-8|edition=1st}} Chalmers and others, by contrast, see progress in philosophy similar to that in science,WEB,weblink Video & Audio: Why isn't there more progress in philosophy? – Metadata, www.sms.cam.ac.uk, 25 April 2016, while Talbot Brewer argued that "progress" is the wrong standard by which to judge philosophical activity.BOOK, The Retrieval of Ethics, Brewer, Talbot, 11 June 2011, {{google books, y, d15rGnw_6rUC, |publisher=Oxford University Press|isbn=978-0-19-969222-4|edition=1st|location=Oxford; New York}}

{{anchor|History}}Historical overview

In one general sense, philosophy is associated with wisdom, intellectual culture and a search for knowledge. In that sense, all cultures and literate societies ask philosophical questions such as "how are we to live" and "what is the nature of reality". A broad and impartial conception of philosophy then, finds a reasoned inquiry into such matters as reality, morality and life in all world civilizations.Garfield (Editor), Edelglass (Editor), The Oxford Handbook of World Philosophy, Introduction.

Western philosophy

File:Socrates Pio-Clementino Inv314.jpg|right|thumb|upright=0.7|Bust of Socrates in the Vatican MuseumVatican MuseumFile:Aristoteles der Stagirit.jpg|thumb|upright=0.7|Statue of Aristotle in the Aristotlepark of StagiraStagiraWestern philosophy is the philosophical tradition of the Western world and dates to Pre-Socratic thinkers who were active in Ancient Greece in the 6th century BCE such as Thales (c. 624–546 BCE) and Pythagoras (c. 570–495 BCE) who practiced a "love of wisdom" (philosophia)BOOK, {{google books, y, b_VvghYDArwC, |title=Lectures on the History of Philosophy: Greek philosophy|last=Hegel|first=Georg Wilhelm Friedrich|last2=Brown|first2=Robert F.|date=1 January 2006|publisher=Clarendon Press|isbn=978-0-19-927906-7|page=33}} and were also termed physiologoi (students of physis, or nature). Socrates was a very influential philosopher, who insisted that he possessed no wisdom but was a pursuer of wisdom.WEB,weblink Plato's "Symposium", www.perseus.tufts.edu, 201d and following, 22 April 2016, Western philosophy can be divided into three eras: Ancient (Greco-Roman), Medieval philosophy (Christian European), and Modern philosophy.The Ancient era was dominated by Greek philosophical schools which arose out of the various pupils of Socrates, such as Plato, who founded the Platonic Academy and his student Aristotle, founding the Peripatetic school, who were both extremely influential in Western tradition. Other traditions include Cynicism, Stoicism, Greek Skepticism and Epicureanism. Important topics covered by the Greeks included metaphysics (with competing theories such as atomism and monism), cosmology, the nature of the well-lived life (eudaimonia), the possibility of knowledge and the nature of reason (logos). With the rise of the Roman empire, Greek philosophy was also increasingly discussed in Latin by Romans such as Cicero and Seneca.Medieval philosophy (5th – 16th century) is the period following the fall of the Western Roman Empire and was dominated by the rise of Christianity and hence reflects Judeo-Christian theological concerns as well as retaining a continuity with Greco-Roman thought. Problems such as the existence and nature of God, the nature of faith and reason, metaphysics, the problem of evil were discussed in this period. Some key Medieval thinkers include St. Augustine, Thomas Aquinas, Boethius, Anselm and Roger Bacon. Philosophy for these thinkers was viewed as an aid to Theology (ancilla theologiae) and hence they sought to align their philosophy with their interpretation of sacred scripture. This period saw the development of Scholasticism, a text critical method developed in medieval universities based on close reading and disputation on key texts. The Renaissance period saw increasing focus on classic Greco-Roman thought and on a robust Humanism.Early modern philosophy in the Western world begins with thinkers such as Thomas Hobbes and René Descartes (1596–1650).BOOK, Fifty Major Philosophers, A Reference Guide, 125, Diane Collinson, Following the rise of natural science, Modern philosophy was concerned with developing a secular and rational foundation for knowledge and moved away from traditional structures of authority such as religion, scholastic thought and the Church. Major modern philosophers include Spinoza, Leibniz, Locke, Berkeley, Hume, and Kant.Rutherford, The Cambridge Companion to Early Modern Philosophy, p. 1: "Most often this [period] has been associated with the achievements of a handful of great thinkers: the so-called 'rationalists' (Descartes, Spinoza, Leibniz) and 'empiricists' (Locke, Berkeley, Hume), whose inquiries culminate in Kant's 'Critical philosophy.' These canonical figures have been celebrated for the depth and rigor of their treatments of perennial philosophical questions..."Nadler, A Companion to Early Modern Philosophy, p. 2: "The study of early modern philosophy demands that we pay attention to a wide variety of questions and an expansive pantheon of thinkers: the traditional canonical figures (Descartes, Spinoza, Leibniz, Locke, Berkeley, and Hume), to be sure, but also a large 'supporting cast'..."Bruce Kuklick, "Seven Thinkers and How They Grew: Descartes, Spinoza, Leibniz; Locke, Berkeley, Hume; Kant" in Rorty, Schneewind, and Skinner (eds.), Philosophy in History (Cambridge University Press, 1984), p. 125: "Literary, philosophical, and historical studies often rely on a notion of what is canonical. In American philosophy scholars go from Jonathan Edwards to John Dewey; in American literature from James Fenimore Cooper to F. Scott Fitzgerald; in political theory from Plato to Hobbes and Locke […] The texts or authors who fill in the blanks from A to Z in these, and other intellectual traditions, constitute the canon, and there is an accompanying narrative that links text to text or author to author, a 'history of' American literature, economic thought, and so on. The most conventional of such histories are embodied in university courses and the textbooks that accompany them. This essay examines one such course, the History of Modern Philosophy, and the texts that helped to create it. If a philosopher in the United States were asked why the seven people in my title comprise Modern Philosophy, the initial response would be: they were the best, and there are historical and philosophical connections among them." 19th-century philosophy is influenced by the wider movement termed the Enlightenment, and includes figures such as Hegel a key figure in German idealism, Kierkegaard who developed the foundations for existentialism, Nietzsche a famed anti-Christian, J.S. Mill who promoted Utilitarianism, Karl Marx who developed the foundations for Communism and the American William James. The 20th century saw the split between Analytic philosophy and Continental philosophy, as well as philosophical trends such as Phenomenology, Existentialism, Logical Positivism, Pragmatism and the Linguistic turn.

Middle Eastern philosophy

(File:Avicenna Portrait on Silver Vase - Museum at BuAli Sina (Avicenna) Mausoleum - Hamadan - Western Iran (7423560860).jpg|right|thumb|upright=0.7|Avicenna Portrait on Silver Vase, Iran){{See also|Islamic philosophy|Middle Eastern philosophy}}The regions of the fertile Crescent, Iran and Arabia are home to the earliest known philosophical Wisdom literature and is today mostly dominated by Islamic culture. Early wisdom literature from the fertile crescent was a genre which sought to instruct people on ethical action, practical living and virtue through stories and proverbs. In Ancient Egypt, these texts were known as sebayt ('teachings') and they are central to our understandings of Ancient Egyptian philosophy. Babylonian astronomy also included much philosophical speculations about cosmology which may have influenced the Ancient Greeks. Jewish philosophy and Christian philosophy are religio-philosophical traditions that developed both in the Middle East and in Europe, which both share certain early Judaic texts (mainly the Tanakh) and monotheistic beliefs. Jewish thinkers such as the Geonim of the Talmudic Academies in Babylonia and Maimonides engaged with Greek and Islamic philosophy. Later Jewish philosophy came under strong Western intellectual influences and includes the works of Moses Mendelssohn who ushered in the Haskalah (the Jewish Enlightenment), Jewish existentialism and Reform Judaism.Pre-Islamic Iranian philosophy begins with the work of Zoroaster, one of the first promoters of monotheism and of the dualism between good and evil. This dualistic cosmogony influenced later Iranian developments such as Manichaeism, Mazdakism, and Zurvanism.After the Muslim conquests, Early Islamic philosophy developed the Greek philosophical traditions in new innovative directions. This Islamic Golden Age influenced European intellectual developments. The two main currents of early Islamic thought are Kalam which focuses on Islamic theology and Falsafa which was based on Aristotelianism and Neoplatonism. The work of Aristotle was very influential among the falsafa such as al-Kindi (9th century), Avicenna (980 – June 1037) and Averroes (12th century). Others such as Al-Ghazali were highly critical of the methods of the Aristotelian falsafa. Islamic thinkers also developed a scientific method, experimental medicine, a theory of optics and a legal philosophy. Ibn Khaldun was an influential thinker in philosophy of history.In Iran several schools of Islamic philosophy continued to flourish after the Golden Age and include currents such as Illuminationist philosophy, Sufi philosophy, and Transcendent theosophy. The 19th- and 20th-century Arab world saw the Nahda (awakening or renaissance) movement which influenced contemporary Islamic philosophy.

Indian philosophy

Indian philosophy (}}; 'world views', 'teachings')Soken Sanskrit, darzana refers to the diverse philosophical traditions that emerged since the ancient times on the Indian subcontinent. Traditions of Indian philosophy are generally classified as either orthodox or heterodox – āstika or nāstika – depending on whether they accept the authority of the Vedas and the theories of Brahman and Atman (soul, self) therein.John Bowker, Oxford Dictionary of World Religions, p. 259BOOK, Wendy Doniger, On Hinduism,weblink 2014, Oxford University Press, 978-0-19-936008-6, 46, The orthodox schools include the Hindu traditions of thought, while the heterodox schools include the Buddhist and the Jain traditions.JOURNAL, Karl Potter, A Fresh Classification of India’s Philosophical Systems, Journal of Asian Studies, 21, 1, 1961, 25-32, 2050985, , Quote: "Whatever the source of the generally accepted classification of Indian philosophical systems, its six divisions do not appear to most scholars in this field to stem from logic. As a systematic attempt to deal with theoretical problems of metaphysics, logic, epistemology, and related topics, the “six systems” account has several glaring deficiencies. Two of these will be mentioned briefly. [...] A second deficiency in the “six-system” account is that it only covers orthodox philosophers, i.e., the Hindu schools of thought. From a philosophical standpoint, the views of the Buddhists and Jains are equally important." Other schools include the Ajñana, Ajivika and Cārvāka which became extinct over their history.Andrew Nicholson (2013), Unifying Hinduism: Philosophy and Identity in Indian Intellectual History, Columbia University Press, {{ISBN|978-0231149877}}, pages 2-5P Bilimoria (2000), Indian Philosophy (Editor: Roy Perrett), Routledge, {{ISBN|978-1135703226}}, page 88 Important Indian philosophical concepts shared by the Indian philosophies include dharma, karma, artha, kama, dukkha (suffering), anitya (anicca, impermanence), dhyana (jhana, meditation), renunciation (with or without monasticism or asceticism), various samsara with cycles of rebirth, moksha (nirvana, kaivalya, liberation from rebirth), and virtues such as ahimsa.BOOK, William A. Young, The World's Religions: Worldviews and Contemporary Issues,weblink 2005, Pearson Prentice Hall, 978-0-13-183010-3, 61–64, 78–79, BOOK, Sushil Mittal, Gene Thursby, Religions of India: An Introduction,weblink 2017, Taylor & Francis, 978-1-134-79193-4, 3–5, 15–18, 53–55, 63–67, 85–88, 93–98, 107–115,

Buddhist philosophy

File:Monks debating at Sera monastery, 2013.webm|thumb|Monks debating at Sera monasterySera monasteryBuddhist philosophy begins with the thought of Gautama Buddha (fl. between sixth and fourth centuries BCE) and is preserved in the early Buddhist texts. It originated in India and later spread to East Asia, Tibet, Central Asia, and Southeast Asia, developing syncretic traditions in these regions. The Buddhist philosophy is traditionally classified into four schools, states Karl Potter – the editor of The Encyclopedia of Indian Philosophies. These are the Vaibhasika, Sautrantika, Yogacara (or Vijnanavada), and Madhyamika schools. They contributed to the two major surviving traditions of Buddhism, the Mahayana and the Theravada.JOURNAL, Karl Potter, A Fresh Classification of India’s Philosophical Systems, Journal of Asian Studies, 21, 1, 1961, 25-32, 2050985, , Quote: "Within Buddhist philosophy there is also a traditional classification into four schools — Vaibhasika, Sautrantika, Yogacara (or Vijnanavada), and Madhyamika."The Mahayana form of Buddhist thought is the dominant philosophical tradition in East Asian regions such as the Tibet, Korea and Japan. The Theravada form is dominant in Southeast Asian countries such as Sri Lanka, Burma and Thailand. Buddhist philosophy is concerned with epistemology, metaphysics, ethics and psychology to end rebirth and associated dukkha. Key innovative concepts include the Four Noble Truths, Anatta (not-self), Anicca (impermanence).BOOK, Richard Gombrich, Theravada Buddhism,weblink 2006, Routledge, 978-1-134-90352-8, 47, , Quote: "All phenomenal existence [in Buddhism] is said to have three interlocking characteristics: impermanence, suffering and lack of soul or essence."BOOK, Robert E. Buswell Jr., Donald S. Lopez Jr., The Princeton Dictionary of Buddhism,weblink 2013, Princeton University Press, 978-1-4008-4805-8, 42–47, Later Buddhist philosophical traditions developed complex phenomenological psychologies termed 'Abhidharma'. Mahayana philosophers such as Nagarjuna and Vasubandhu developed the theories of Shunyata (emptiness of all phenomena) and Vijnapti-matra (appearance only), a form of phenomenology or transcendental idealism. The Dignāga school of Pramāṇa promoted a complex form of epistemology and Buddhist logic. After the disappearance of Buddhism from India, these philosophical traditions continued to develop in the Tibetan Buddhist, East Asian Buddhist and Theravada Buddhist traditions.{{cn|date=November 2018}}

Hindu philosophies

File:Raja Ravi Varma - Sankaracharya.jpg|thumb|Adi ShankaraAdi ShankaraThe Vedas-based orthodox schools are a part of the Hinduism traditions and they are traditionally classified into six darsanas: Nyaya, Vaisheshika, Samkhya, Yoga, Mīmāṃsā and Vedanta.JOURNAL, Ian Kesarcodi-Watson, Hindu Metaphysics and Its Philosophies: Śruti and Darsána, International Philosophical Quarterly, 18, 4, 1978, 413-432, 10.5840/ipq197818440, BOOK, Edward Craig, Concise Routledge Encyclopedia of Philosophy,weblink 2013, Routledge, 978-1-134-59391-0, 353–354, , Quote: "Hindu philosophy is the longest surviving philosophical tradition in India. [...] It is custmary to name six Hindu schools, of the more than a dozen that existed, thus lumping several into a single school. This is particularly the case with Vedanta. The six are listed in three pairs: Samkhya-Yoga, Vedanta-Mimamsa, Nyaya-Vaisheshika." The Vedas as a knowledge source were interpreted differently by these six schools of Hindu philosophy, with varying degrees of overlap. They represent a "collection of philosophical views that share a textual connection", according to Chadha.M Chadha (2015), The Routledge Handbook of Contemporary Philosophy of Religion (Editor: Graham Oppy), Routledge, {{ISBN|978-1844658312}}, pages 127-128 They also reflect a tolerance for a diversity of philosophical interpretations with Hinduism while sharing the same foundation.BOOK, Arvind Sharma, A Hindu Perspective on the Philosophy of Religion,weblink 1990, Palgrave Macmillan, 978-1-349-20797-8, 1–2, , Quote: "The attitude towards the existence of God varies within the Hindu religious tradition. This may not be entirely unexpected given the tolerance for doctrinal diversity for which the tradition is known. Thus of the six orthodox systems of Hindu philosophy, only three address the question in some detail. These are the schools of thought known as Nyaya, Yoga and the theistic forms of Vedanta.Some of the earliest surviving Hindu mystical and philosophical texts are the Upanishads of the later Vedic period (1000–500 BCE). Hindu philosophers developed a system of epistemological reasoning (pramana) and investigated topics such as metaphysics, ethics, psychology (guna), hermeneutics and soteriology within the framework of the Vedic knowledge, while presenting a diverse collection of interpretations.BOOK, Frazier, Jessica, The Continuum companion to Hindu studies, 2011, Continuum, London, 978-0-8264-9966-0, 1–15, Carl Olson (2007), The Many Colors of Hinduism: A Thematic-historical Introduction, Rutgers University Press, {{ISBN|978-0813540689}}, pages 101-119Eliott Deutsche (2000), in Philosophy of Religion : Indian Philosophy Vol 4 (Editor: Roy Perrett), Routledge, {{ISBN|978-0815336112}}, pages 245-248;John A. Grimes, A Concise Dictionary of Indian Philosophy: Sanskrit Terms Defined in English, State University of New York Press, {{ISBN|978-0791430675}}, page 238 These schools of philosophy accepted the Vedas and the Vedic concept of Atman and Brahman, differed from the following Indian religions that rejected the authority of the Vedas:
  1. Cārvāka, a materialism school that accepted the existence of free will.R Bhattacharya (2011), Studies on the Carvaka/Lokayata, Anthem, {{ISBN|978-0857284334}}, pages 53, 94, 141-142Johannes Bronkhorst (2012), Free will and Indian philosophy, Antiqvorvm Philosophia: An International Journal, Roma Italy, Volume 6, pages 19-30
  2. Ājīvika, a materialism school that denied the existence of free will.James Lochtefeld, "Ajivika", The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Hinduism, Vol. 1: A–M, Rosen Publishing. {{ISBN|978-0823931798}}, page 22AL Basham (2009), History and Doctrines of the Ajivikas - a Vanished Indian Religion, Motilal Banarsidass, {{ISBN|978-8120812048}}, Chapter 1
  3. Buddhism, a philosophy that denies the existence of ātman (unchanging soul, Self)Steven Collins (1994), Religion and Practical Reason (Editors: Frank Reynolds, David Tracy), State Univ of New York Press, {{ISBN|978-0791422175}}, page 64; Quote: "Central to Buddhist soteriology is the doctrine of not-self (Pali: anattā, Sanskrit: anātman, the opposed doctrine of ātman is central to Brahmanical thought). Put very briefly, this is the [Buddhist] doctrine that human beings have no soul, no self, no unchanging essence.";John C. Plott et al (2000), Global History of Philosophy: The Axial Age, Volume 1, Motilal Banarsidass, {{ISBN|978-8120801585}}, page 63, Quote: "The Buddhist schools reject any Ātman concept. As we have already observed, this is the basic and ineradicable distinction between Hinduism and Buddhism"KN Jayatilleke (2010), Early Buddhist Theory of Knowledge, {{ISBN|978-8120806191}}, pages 246–249, from note 385 onwards;Alexander Wynne (2011), The ātman and its negation, Journal of the International Association of Buddhist Studies, Volume 33, Number 1–2, pp. 103–105, Quote: "The denial that a human being possesses a "self" or "soul" is probably the most famous Buddhist teaching. It is certainly its most distinct, as has been pointed out by G. P. Malalasekera: "In its denial of any real permanent Soul or Self, Buddhism stands alone." A similar modern Sinhalese perspective has been expressed by Walpola Rahula: "Buddhism stands unique in the history of human thought in denying the existence of such a Soul, Self or Ātman." The "no Self" or "no soul" doctrine (Sanskrit: anātman; Pāli: anattan) is particularly notable for its widespread acceptance and historical endurance. It was a standard belief of virtually all the ancient schools of Indian Buddhism (the notable exception being the Pudgalavādins), and has persisted without change into the modern era. [...] both views are mirrored by the modern Theravādin perspective of Mahasi Sayadaw that "there is no person or soul" and the modern Mahāyāna view of the fourteenth Dalai Lama that "[t]he Buddha taught that … our belief in an independent self is the root cause of all suffering". and is based on the teachings and enlightenment of Gautama Buddha.
  4. Jainism, a philosophy that accepts the existence of the ātman (soul, Self), but is based on the teachings of twenty-four ascetic teachers known as tirthankaras, with Rishabha as the first and Mahavira as the twenty-fourth.Paul Dundas (2002), The Jains, 2nd Edition, Routledge, {{ISBN|978-0415266055}}, pages 1-19, 40-44
The commonly named six orthodox schools over time led to what has been called the "Hindu synthesis" as exempliied by its scripture the Bhagavad Gita.Hiltebeitel, Alf (2007), Hinduism. In: Joseph Kitagawa, "The Religious Traditions of Asia: Religion, History, and Culture", RoutledgeRobert Minor (1986), Modern Indian Interpreters of the Bhagavadgita, State University of New York Press, {{ISBN|0-88706-297-0}}, pp. 74-75, 81WEB,weblink Bhagavad Gita, Hinduism, Encyclopædia Britannica, 2015,

Jain philosophy

(File:Aklank swami.jpg|right|thumb|upright=0.4|Akalanka)Jain philosophy accepts the concept of a permanent soul (jiva) as one of the five astikayas, or eternal infinite categories that make up the substance of existence. The other four being dharma, adharma, akasha (space) and pudgala (matter). The Jain thought separates matter from the soul completely.WEB,weblink dravya – Jainism, Encyclopædia Britannica, It has two major subtraditions: Digambara (sky dressed, naked) and Svetambara (white dressed), along with several more minor traditions such as Terapanthis.BOOK, Paul Dundas, Paul Dundas, The Jains,weblink 2002, Psychology Press, 978-0-415-26606-2, 2–3, 45–49, 260–261, Asceticism is a major monastic virtue in Jainism.BOOK, Paul Dundas, Paul Dundas, The Jains,weblink 2002, Psychology Press, 978-0-415-26606-2, 163–174, Jain texts such as the Tattvartha Sutra state that right faith, right knowledge and right conduct is the path to liberation.BOOK, Natubhai Shah, Jainism: The World of Conquerors,weblink 2004, Motilal Banarsidass, 978-81-208-1938-2, 90–95, It has two major subtraditions: Digambara and Svetambara, along with several more minor traditions such as Terapanthis. The Jain thought holds that all existence is cyclic, eternal and uncreated.BOOK, Hemacandra, The Lives of the Jain Elders,weblink 1998, Oxford University Press, 978-0-19-283227-6, 258–260, BOOK, Kedar Nath Tiwari, Comparative Religion,weblink 1983, Motilal Banarsidass, 978-81-208-0293-3, 78–83, In each cyclic era, twenty-four tirthankaras teach the Jain doctrine of right faith, right knowledge and right conduct.{{sfn|Jansma|Jain|2006|p=28}}{{sfn|Zimmer|1953|p=59}}{{full|date=November 2018}}

East Asian philosophy

File:Rongo Analects 02.jpg|thumb|The Analects of ConfuciusAnalects of ConfuciusFile:Kitaro Nishidain in Feb. 1943.jpg|thumb|upright=0.75|Kitarō Nishida, professor of philosophy at Kyoto University and founder of the Kyoto SchoolKyoto SchoolEast Asian philosophical thought began in Ancient China, and Chinese philosophy begins during the Western Zhou Dynasty and the following periods after its fall when the "Hundred Schools of Thought" flourished (6th century to 221 BCE).Garfield (Editor), Edelglass (Editor); The Oxford Handbook of World Philosophy, Chinese philosophy.BOOK, Ebrey, Patricia, 2010, 42, The Cambridge Illustrated History of China, Cambridge University Press, This period was characterized by significant intellectual and cultural developments and saw the rise of the major philosophical schools of China, Confucianism, Legalism, and Daoism as well as numerous other less influential schools. These philosophical traditions developed metaphysical, political and ethical theories such Tao, Yin and yang, Ren and Li which, along with Chinese Buddhism, directly influenced Korean philosophy, Vietnamese philosophy and Japanese philosophy (which also includes the native Shinto tradition). Buddhism began arriving in China during the Han Dynasty (206 BCE–220 CE), through a gradual Silk road transmission and through native influences developed distinct Chinese forms (such as Chan/Zen) which spread throughout the East Asian cultural sphere. During later Chinese dynasties like the Ming Dynasty (1368–1644) as well as in the Korean Joseon dynasty (1392–1897) a resurgent Neo-Confucianism led by thinkers such as Wang Yangming (1472–1529) became the dominant school of thought, and was promoted by the imperial state.In the Modern era, Chinese thinkers incorporated ideas from Western philosophy. Chinese Marxist philosophy developed under the influence of Mao Zedong, while a Chinese pragmatism under Hu Shih and New Confucianism's rise was influenced by Xiong Shili. Modern Japanese thought meanwhile developed under strong Western influences such as the study of Western Sciences (Rangaku) and the modernist Meirokusha intellectual society which drew from European enlightenment thought. The 20th century saw the rise of State Shinto and also Japanese nationalism. The Kyoto School, an influential and unique Japanese philosophical school developed from Western phenomenology and Medieval Japanese Buddhist philosophy such as that of Dogen.

African philosophy

African philosophy is philosophy produced by African people, philosophy that presents African worldviews, ideas and themes, or philosophy that uses distinct African philosophical methods. Modern African thought has been occupied with Ethnophilosophy, with defining the very meaning of African philosophy and its unique characteristics and what it means to be African.Bruce B. Janz, Philosophy in an African Place (2009), pp. 74–79, Plymouth, UK: Lexington Books,weblink During the 17th century, Ethiopian philosophy developed a robust literary tradition as exemplified by Zera Yacob. Another early African philosopher was Anton Wilhelm Amo (c. 1703–1759) who became a respected philosopher in Germany. Distinct African philosophical ideas include Ujamaa, the Bantu idea of 'Force', Négritude, Pan-Africanism and Ubuntu. Contemporary African thought has also seen the development of Professional philosophy and of Africana philosophy, the philosophical literature of the African diaspora which includes currents such as black existentialism by African-Americans. Modern African thinkers have been influenced by Marxism, African-American literature, Critical theory, Critical race theory, Postcolonialism and Feminism.

Indigenous American philosophy

File:1479 Stein der fünften Sonne, sog. Aztekenkalender, Ollin Tonatiuh anagoria.JPG|thumb|The Aztec Sun Stone, also known as the Aztec Calendar Stone, at National Museum of Anthropology, Mexico CityMexico CityIndigenous American philosophy is the philosophy of the Indigenous people of the Americas. There is a wide variety of beliefs and traditions among these different American cultures. Among some of the Native Americans in the United States there is a belief in a metaphysical principle called the "Great Mystery" (Siouan: Wakan Tanka, Algonquian: Gitche Manitou). Another widely shared concept was that of Orenda or "spiritual power". According to Peter M. Whiteley, for the Native Americans, "Mind is critically informed by transcendental experience (dreams, visions and so on) as well as by reason."Whiteley; Native American philosophy,weblink The practices to access these transcendental experiences are termed Shamanism. Another feature of the indigenous American worldviews was their extension of ethics to non-human animals and plants.Pierotti, Raymond; Communities as both Ecological and Social entities in Native American thought,weblink Mesoamerica, Aztec philosophy was an intellectual tradition developed by individuals called Tlamatini ('those who know something') WEB,weblink Use of "Tlamatini" in Aztec Thought and Culture: A Study of the Ancient Nahuatl Mind – Miguel León Portilla, December 12, 2014, and its ideas are preserved in various Aztec codices. The Aztec worldview posited the concept of an ultimate universal energy or force called Ometeotl which can be translated as "Dual Cosmic Energy" and sought a way to live in balance with a constantly changing, "slippery" world. The theory of Teotl can be seen as a form of Pantheism.IEP, Aztec Philosophy,weblink Aztec philosophers developed theories of metaphysics, epistemology, values, and aesthetics. Aztec ethics was focused on seeking tlamatiliztli (knowledge, wisdom) which was based on moderation and balance in all actions as in the Nahua proverb "the middle good is necessary".The Inca civilization also had an elite class of philosopher-scholars termed the Amawtakuna who were important in the Inca education system as teachers of religion, tradition, history and ethics. Key concepts of Andean thought are Yanantin and Masintin which involve a theory of “complementary opposites” that sees polarities (such as male/female, dark/light) as interdependent parts of a harmonious whole.Webb, Hillary S.; Yanantin and Masintin in the Andean World: Complementary Dualism in Modern Peru Hardcover – March 15, 2012

Categories

Philosophical questions can be grouped into categories. These groupings allow philosophers to focus on a set of similar topics and interact with other thinkers who are interested in the same questions. The groupings also make philosophy easier for students to approach. Students can learn the basic principles involved in one aspect of the field without being overwhelmed with the entire set of philosophical theories.Various sources present different categorical schemes. The categories adopted in this article aim for breadth and simplicity.These five major branches can be separated into sub-branches and each sub-branch contains many specific fields of study.WEB,weblink A Taxonomy of Philosophy, These divisions are neither exhaustive, nor mutually exclusive. (A philosopher might specialize in Kantian epistemology, or Platonic aesthetics, or modern political philosophy.) Furthermore, these philosophical inquiries sometimes overlap with each other and with other inquiries such as science, religion or mathematics.BOOK,weblink Religion and Science, Plantinga, Alvin, 2014-01-01, Zalta, Edward N., Spring 2014,

Metaphysics

Metaphysics is the study of the most general features of reality, such as existence, time, objects and their properties, wholes and their parts, events, processes and causation and the relationship between mind and body. Metaphysics includes cosmology, the study of the world in its entirety and ontology, the study of being.A major point of debate is between realism, which holds that there are entities that exist independently of their mental perception and idealism, which holds that reality is mentally constructed or otherwise immaterial. Metaphysics deals with the topic of identity. Essence is the set of attributes that make an object what it fundamentally is and without which it loses its identity while accident is a property that the object has, without which the object can still retain its identity. Particulars are objects that are said to exist in space and time, as opposed to abstract objects, such as numbers, and universals, which are properties held by multiple particulars, such as redness or a gender. The type of existence, if any, of universals and abstract objects is an issue of debate.

Epistemology

File:Dignaga.jpg|upright=0.9|thumb|Dignaga founded a school of Buddhist epistemology and logic.]]Epistemology is the study of knowledge (Greek episteme).BOOK, G & C. Merriam Co., Merriam-Webster, Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, 1913, Noah Porter, G & C. Merriam Co., 1913, 501,weblink 13 May 2012, E*pis`te*mol"o*gy (?), n. [Gr. knowledge + -logy.] The theory or science of the method or grounds of knowledge., yes,weblink" title="web.archive.org/web/20131015165808weblink">weblink 15 October 2013, dmy-all, Epistemologists study the putative sources of knowledge, including intuition, a priori reason, memory, perceptual knowledge, self-knowledge and testimony. They also ask: What is truth? Is knowledge justified true belief? Are any beliefs justified? Putative knowledge includes propositional knowledge (knowledge that something is the case), know-how (knowledge of how to do something) and acquaintance (familiarity with someone or something). Epistemologists examine these and ask whether knowledge is really possible.Skepticism is the position which doubts claims to knowledge. The regress argument, a fundamental problem in epistemology, occurs when, in order to completely prove any statement, its justification itself needs to be supported by another justification. This chain can go on forever, called infinitism, it can eventually rely on basic beliefs that are left unproven, called foundationalism, or it can go in a circle so that a statement is included in its own chain of justification, called coherentism.Rationalism is the emphasis on reasoning as a source of knowledge. It is associated with a priori knowledge, which is independent of experience, such as math and logical deduction. Empiricism is the emphasis on observational evidence via sensory experience as the source of knowledge.Among the numerous topics within metaphysics and epistemology, broadly construed are:

Value theory

Value theory (or axiology) is the major branch of philosophy that addresses topics such as goodness, beauty and justice. Value theory includes ethics, aesthetics, political philosophy, feminist philosophy, philosophy of law and more.

Ethics

File:BeijingConfuciusTemple9.jpg|upright=0.9|thumb|The Beijing imperial college was an intellectual center for Confucian ethics and classics during the Yuan, Ming and Qing dynasties.]]Ethics, or "moral philosophy", studies and considers what is good and bad conduct, right and wrong values, and good and evil. Its primary investigations include how to live a good life and identifying standards of morality. It also includes meta-investigations about whether a best way to live or related standards exists. The main branches of ethics are normative ethics, meta-ethics and applied ethics.A major area of debate involves consequentialism, in which actions are judged by the potential results of the act, such as to maximize happiness, called utilitarianism, and deontology, in which actions are judged by how they adhere to principles, irrespective of negative ends.

Aesthetics

Aesthetics is the "critical reflection on art, culture and nature."Kelly (1998) p. ixReview by Tom Riedel (Regis University) It addresses the nature of art, beauty and taste, enjoyment, emotional values, perception and with the creation and appreciation of beauty.WEB,weblink Merriam-Webster.com, 21 August 2012, Definition 1 of aesthetics from the Merriam-Webster Dictionary Online. It is more precisely defined as the study of sensory or sensori-emotional values, sometimes called judgments of sentiment and taste.Zangwill, Nick. "Aesthetic Judgment", Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy, 02-28-2003/10-22-2007. Retrieved 24 July 2008. Its major divisions are art theory, literary theory, film theory and music theory. An example from art theory is to discern the set of principles underlying the work of a particular artist or artistic movement such as the Cubist aesthetic.WEB,weblink aesthetic – definition of aesthetic in English from the Oxford dictionary, oxforddictionaries.com, The philosophy of film analyzes films and filmmakers for their philosophical content and explores film (images, cinema, etc.) as a medium for philosophical reflection and expression.{{Citation needed|date=May 2016}}

Political philosophy

File:Thomas_Hobbes_(portrait).jpg|left|thumb|Thomas HobbesThomas HobbesPolitical philosophy is the study of government and the relationship of individuals (or families and clans) to communities including the state. It includes questions about justice, law, property and the rights and obligations of the citizen. Politics and ethics are traditionally linked subjects, as both discuss the question of how people should live together.Other branches of value theory:
  • Philosophy of law (often called jurisprudence) explores the varying theories explaining the nature and interpretation of laws.
  • Philosophy of education analyzes the definition and content of education, as well as the goals and challenges of educators.
  • Feminist philosophy explores questions surrounding gender, sexuality and the body including the nature of feminism itself as a social and philosophical movement.
  • Philosophy of sport analyzes sports, games and other forms of play as sociological and uniquely human activities.

Logic, science and mathematics

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.BOOK, The Science Delusion: Asking the Big Questions in a Culture of Easy Answers, White, Curtis, 2014-08-05, {{google books, y, e2mPgcXPNNIC, |publisher=Melville House|isbn=9781612193908|location=Brooklyn, N.Y.|language=English}}The topics of philosophy of science are numbers, symbols and the formal methods of reasoning as employed in the social sciences and natural sciences.

Logic

Logic is the study of reasoning and argument. An argument is "a connected series of statements intended to establish a proposition." The connected series of statements are "premises" and the proposition is the conclusion. For example:
  1. All humans are mortal. (premise)
  2. Socrates is a human. (premise)
  3. Therefore, Socrates is mortal. (conclusion)
Deductive reasoning is when, given certain premises, conclusions are unavoidably implied. Rules of inference are used to infer conclusions such as, modus ponens, where given “A” and “If A then B”, then “B” must be concluded.Because sound reasoning is an essential element of all sciences,JOURNAL, Carnap, Rudolf, 1953, "Inductive Logic and Science", 20023651, Proceedings of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, 80, 3, 189–197, 10.2307/20023651, social sciences and humanities disciplines, logic became a formal science. Sub-fields include mathematical logic, philosophical logic, Modal logic, computational logic and non-classical logics. A major question in the philosophy of mathematics is whether mathematical entities are objective and discovered, called mathematical realism, or invented, called mathematical antirealism.

Philosophy of science

This branch explores the foundations, methods, history, implications and purpose of science. Many of its sub-divisions correspond to a specific branch of science. For example, philosophy of biology deals specifically with the metaphysical, epistemological and ethical issues in the biomedical and life sciences. The philosophy of mathematics studies the philosophical assumptions, foundations and implications of mathematics.

History of philosophy

{{See also|Metaphilosophy|History of ethics}}{{further|Philosophical progress|List of years in philosophy}}Some philosophers specialize in one or more historical periods. The history of philosophy (study of a specific period, individual or school) is related to but not the same as the philosophy of history (the theoretical aspect of history, which deals with questions such as the nature of historical evidence and the possibility of objectivity).Hegel's Lectures on the Philosophy of History influenced many philosophers to interpret truth in light of history, a view called historicism.

Philosophy of religion

Philosophy of religion deals with questions that involve religion and religious ideas from a philosophically neutral perspective (as opposed to theology which begins from religious convinctions).Encyclopædia Britannica: Theology; Relationship of theology to the history of religions and philosophy; Relationship to philosophy. Traditionally, religious questions were not seen as a separate field from philosophy proper, the idea of a separate field only arose in the 19th century.Wainwright, WJ., The Oxford Handbook of Philosophy of Religion, Oxford Handbooks Online, 2004, p. 3. "The expression “philosophy of religion” did not come into general use until the nineteenth century, when it was employed to refer to the articulation and criticism of humanity's religious consciousness and its cultural expressions in thought, language, feeling, and practice."Issues include the existence of God, the relationship between reason and faith, questions of religious epistemology, the relationship between religion and science, how to interpret religious experiences, questions about the possibility of an afterlife, the problem of religious language and the existence of souls and responses to religious pluralism and diversity.

Philosophical schools

Some philosophers specialize in one or more of the major philosophical schools, such as Continental philosophy, Analytical philosophy, Thomism, Asian philosophy or African philosophy.

Other approaches

A variety of other academic and non-academic approaches have been explored.

Applied philosophy {{anchor|Applied philosophy}}

File:Martin Luther King Jr NYWTS.jpg|right|thumb|upright=0.75|Martin Luther King JrMartin Luther King JrThe ideas conceived by a society have profound repercussions on what actions the society performs. Weaver argued that ideas have consequences. Philosophy yields applications such as those in ethics – applied ethics in particular – and political philosophy. The political and economic philosophies of Confucius, Sun Tzu, Chanakya, Ibn Khaldun, Ibn Rushd, Ibn Taymiyyah, Machiavelli, Leibniz, Hobbes, Locke, Rousseau, Adam Smith, John Stuart Mill, Marx, Tolstoy, Gandhi and Martin Luther King Jr. have been used to shape and justify governments and their actions. Progressive education as championed by Dewey had a profound impact on 20th-century US educational practices. Descendants of this movement include efforts in philosophy for children, which are part of philosophy education. Clausewitz's political philosophy of war has had a profound effect on statecraft, international politics and military strategy in the 20th century, especially around World War II. Logic is important in mathematics, linguistics, psychology, computer science and computer engineering.Other important applications can be found in epistemology, which aid in understanding the requisites for knowledge, sound evidence and justified belief (important in law, economics, decision theory and a number of other disciplines). The philosophy of science discusses the underpinnings of the scientific method and has affected the nature of scientific investigation and argumentation. Philosophy thus has fundamental implications for science as a whole. For example, the strictly empirical approach of B. F. Skinner's behaviorism affected for decades the approach of the American psychological establishment. Deep ecology and animal rights examine the moral situation of humans as occupants of a world that has non-human occupants to consider also. Aesthetics can help to interpret discussions of music, literature, the plastic arts and the whole artistic dimension of life. In general, the various philosophies strive to provide practical activities with a deeper understanding of the theoretical or conceptual underpinnings of their fields.

Society

Some of those who study philosophy become professional philosophers, typically by working as professors who teach, research and write in academic institutions.WEB,weblink Where Can Philosophy Take Me? {{!, Philosophy|website=philosophy.as.uky.edu|access-date=2016-05-02}} However, most students of academic philosophy later contribute to law, journalism, religion, sciences, politics, business, or various arts.NEWS,weblink Philosophers Find the Degree Pays Off in Life And in Work, Cropper, Carol Marie, 1997-12-26, The New York Times, 0362-4331, 2016-05-02, For example, public figures who have degrees in philosophy include comedians Steve Martin and Ricky Gervais, filmmaker Terrence Malick, Pope John Paul II, Wikipedia co-founder Larry Sanger, technology entrepreneur Peter Thiel, Supreme Court Justice Stephen Bryer and vice presidential candidate Carly Fiorina.WEB,weblink Famous Philosophy Majors {{!, Mansfield University|last=Marketing|first=Mansfield University Department of|website=www.mansfield.edu|access-date=2016-05-02}}WEB,weblink Famous Philosophy Majors Poster (updated with new link), W, Justin, 2014-12-08, Daily Nous, 2016-05-02, Recent efforts to avail the general public to the work and relevance of philosophers include the million-dollar Berggruen Prize, first awarded to Charles Taylor in 2016.NEWS,weblink Canadian Philosopher Wins $1 Million Prize, Schuessler, Jennifer, October 4, 2016, The New York Times, 0362-4331, October 4, 2016,

Professional

Germany was the first country to professionalize philosophy. The doctorate of philosophy (PhD) developed in Germany as the terminal Teacher's credential in the mid 17th century.WEB,weblink Erhard-Weigel-Gesellschaft: Biographie Weigels, Erhard-weigel-gesellschaft.de, 2016-11-02, yes,weblink" title="web.archive.org/web/20161114124147weblink">weblink 2016-11-14, At the end of 1817, Hegel was the first philosopher to be appointed Professor by the State, namely by the Prussian Minister of Education, as an effect of Napoleonic reform in Prussia. In the United States, the professionalisation grew out of reforms to the American higher-education system largely based on the German model.File:Honourable_Bertrand_Russell.jpg|thumb|Bertrand RussellBertrand RussellWithin the last century, philosophy has increasingly become a professional discipline practiced within universities, like other academic disciplines. Accordingly, it has become less general and more specialized. In the view of one prominent recent historian: "Philosophy has become a highly organized discipline, done by specialists primarily for other specialists. The number of philosophers has exploded, the volume of publication has swelled, and the subfields of serious philosophical investigation have multiplied. Not only is the broad field of philosophy today far too vast to be embraced by one mind, something similar is true even of many highly specialized subfields." Some philosophers argue that this professionalization has negatively affected the discipline.WEB,weblink Socrates Tenured – Rowman & Littlefield International, www.rowmaninternational.com, 2016-04-25, The end result of professionalization for philosophy has meant that work being done in the field is now almost exclusively done by university professors holding a doctorate in the field publishing in highly technical, peer-reviewed journals. While it remains common among the population at large for a person to have a set of religious, political or philosophical views that they consider their "philosophy", these views are rarely informed by or connected to the work being done in professional philosophy today. Furthermore, unlike many of the sciences for which there has come to be a healthy industry of books, magazines, and television shows meant to popularize science and communicate the technical results of a scientific field to the general populace, works by professional philosophers directed at an audience outside the profession remain rare. Philosopher Michael Sandel's book Justice: What's the Right Thing to Do? and Harry Frankfurt's On Bullshit are examples of works that hold the uncommon distinction of having been written by professional philosophers but directed at and ultimately popular among a broader audience of non-philosophers. Both works became 'New York Times best sellers.

Non-professional

Many inquiries outside of academia are philosophical in the broad sense. Novelists, playwrights, filmmakers, and musicians, as well as scientists and others engage in recognizably philosophical activity.Ayn Rand is the foremost example of an intellectual working contemporaneously with contemporary philosophy but whose contributions were not made within the professional discipline of "philosophy": "For all her [Ayn Rand's] popularity, however, only a few professional philosophers have taken her work seriously. As a result, most of the serious philosophical work on Rand has appeared in non-academic, non-peer-reviewed journals, or in books, and the bibliography reflects this fact."[15]Also working from outside the profession were philosophers such as Gerd B. Achenbach (Die reine und die praktische Philosophie. Drei Vorträge zur philosophischen Praxis, 1983) and Michel Weber (see his Épreuve de la philosophie, 2008) who have proposed since the 1980s various forms of philosophical counseling claiming to bring Socratic dialogues back to life in a quasi-psychotherapeutic framework.Pierre Hadot is famous for his analysis on the conception of philosophy during Greco-Roman antiquity. Hadot identified and analyzed the "spiritual exercises" used in ancient philosophy (influencing Michel Foucault's interest in such practices in the second and third volumes of his History of Sexuality). By "spiritual exercises" Hadot means "practices ... intended to effect a modification and a transformation in the subjects who practice them.[6] The philosophy teacher's discourse could be presented in such a way that the disciple, as auditor, reader, or interlocutor, could make spiritual progress and transform himself within."[7] Hadot shows that the key to understanding the original philosophical impulse is to be found in Socrates. What characterizes Socratic therapy above all is the importance given to living contact between human beings. Hadot's recurring theme is that philosophy in antiquity was characterized by a series of spiritual exercises intended to transform the perception, and therefore the being, of those who practice it; that philosophy is best pursued in real conversation and not through written texts and lectures; and that philosophy, as it is taught in universities today, is for the most part a distortion of its original, therapeutic impulse. He brings these concerns together in What Is Ancient Philosophy?,[7] which has been critically reviewed.[8]

Role of women

File:Langer.Susanne.foto 2.jpg|thumb|right|upright=0.7|American philosopher of mind and philosopher of art Susanne LangerSusanne LangerAlthough men have generally dominated philosophical discourse, women have engaged in philosophy throughout history. Women philosophers have contributed since ancient times–notably Hipparchia of Maroneia (active c. 325 BCE) and Arete of Cyrene (active 5th–4th century BCE). More were accepted during the ancient, medieval and modern eras, but no women philosophers became part the Western canon until the 20th and 21st century, when some sources indicate that Susanne Langer, Hannah Arendt and Simone de Beauvoir entered the canon.Duran, Jane. Eight women philosophers: theory, politics, and feminism. University of Illinois Press, 2005.WEB,weblink Why I Left Academia: Philosophy's Homogeneity Needs Rethinking – Hippo Reads, yes,weblink" title="web.archive.org/web/20170609133754weblink">weblink 9 June 2017, dmy-all, In the early 1800s, some colleges and universities in the UK and US began admitting women, producing more female academics. Nevertheless, U.S. Department of Education reports from the 1990s indicate that few women ended up in philosophy, and that philosophy is one of the least gender-proportionate fields in the humanities."Salary, Promotion, and Tenure Status of Minority and Women Faculty in U.S. Colleges and Universities."National Center for Education Statistics, Statistical Analysis Report, March 2000; U.S. Department of Education, Office of Education Research and Improvement, Report # NCES 2000–173; 1993 National Study of Postsecondary Faculty (NSOPF:93). See also "Characteristics and Attitudes of Instructional Faculty and Staff in the Humanities." National Center For Education Statistics, E.D. Tabs, July 1997. U.S. Department of Education, Office of Education Research and Improvement, Report # NCES 97-973;1993 National Study of Postsecondary Faculty (NSOPF-93). In 2014, Inside Higher Education described the philosophy "...discipline's own long history of misogyny and sexual harassment" of women students and professors.WEB,weblink Unofficial Internet campaign outs professor for alleged sexual harassment, attempted assault, University of Sheffield philosophy professor Jennifer Saul stated in 2015 that women are "...leaving philosophy after being harassed, assaulted, or retaliated against."WEB,weblink Philosophy is for posh, white boys with trust funds' – why are there so few women?, Rebecca, Ratcliffe, Claire, Shaw, 5 January 2015, In the early 1990s, the Canadian Philosophical Association noted a gender imbalance and gender bias in the academic field of philosophy.WEB,weblink Women in Philosophy: Problems with the Discrimination Hypothesis, National Association of Scholars, In June 2013, a US sociology professor stated that "out of all recent citations in four prestigious philosophy journals, female authors comprise just 3.6 percent of the total."JOURNAL, Neven, Sesardic, Rafael, De Clercq, Women in Philosophy: Problems with the Discrimination Hypothesis, 10.1007/s12129-014-9464-x, Academic Questions, 27, 4, 461, 2014,weblink Susan Price argues that the philosophical "...canon remains dominated by white males – the discipline that...still hews to the myth that genius is tied to gender."WEB,weblink Reviving the Female Canon, Susan, Price, Morgan Thompson suggests that discrimination, differences in abilities, grade differences and the lack of role models in philosophy could be potential factors for the gender gap.JOURNAL, Thompson, Morgan, 2017-03-01, Explanations of the gender gap in philosophy, Philosophy Compass, en, 12, 3, n/a, 10.1111/phc3.12406, 1747-9991, According to Saul, "[p]hilosophy, the oldest of the humanities, is also the malest (and the whitest). While other areas of the humanities are at or near gender parity, philosophy is actually more overwhelmingly male than even mathematics."WEB,weblink Philosophy has a sexual harassment problem, Jennifer M., Saul, 16 December 2016,

Popular culture

In 2000, the Open Court Publishing Company began publishing a series of books on philosophy and popular culture. Each book consists of essays written by philosophers for general readers. The books "explore the meanings, concepts and puzzles within television shows, movies, music and other icons of popular culture"WEB,weblink Popular Culture and Philosophy, www.opencourtbooks.com, 2016-05-02, analyzing topics such as the TV shows Seinfeld and The Simpsons, The Matrix and Star Wars movies and related media and new technological developments such as the iPod and Facebook. Their most recent publication ({{As of|2016|lc=y}}) is titled Louis C.K. and Philosophy; its subject is the comedian Louis C.K..The Matrix makes numerous references to philosophy including Buddhism, Vedanta, Advaita Hinduism, Christianity, Messianism, Judaism, Gnosticism, existentialism and nihilism. The film's premise resembles Plato's Allegory of the cave, Descartes's evil demon, Kant's reflections on the Phenomenon versus the Ding an sich, Zhuangzi's "Zhuangzi dreamed he was a butterfly", Marxist social theory and the brain in a vat thought experiment. Many references to Baudrillard's Simulacra and Simulation appear in the film, although Baudrillard himself considered this a misrepresentation.WEB,weblink IJBS, Web.archive.org, 2010-10-21, 2012-07-11, yes,weblink" title="web.archive.org/web/20101021010544weblink">weblink 21 October 2010,

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References

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Further reading

Sources
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  • BOOK, Paul, Edwards, Paul Edwards (philosopher), The Encyclopedia of Philosophy, {{google books, y, uqaajgEACAAJ, |year=1967|publisher=Macmillan & Free Press |ref=harv{edih}
  • BOOK, Immanuel, Kant, Critique of Pure Reason, {{google books, y, cn9JAAAAYAAJ, |year=1881|publisher=Macmillan |ref=harv}}
  • BOOK, John, Bowker, The Oxford Dictionary of World Religions, {{google books, y, 5fSQQgAACAAJ, |year=1999|publisher=Oxford University Press, Incorporated|isbn=978-0-19-866242-6 |ref=harv}}
  • BOOK, Thomas, Baldwin, The Cambridge History of Philosophy 1870–1945, {{google books, y, I09hCIlhPpkC, |date=27 November 2003|publisher=Cambridge University Press|isbn=978-0-521-59104-1|ref=harv}}
  • BOOK, Brian P., Copenhaver, Charles B., Schmitt, Renaissance philosophy, {{google books, y, CgsFAQAAIAAJ, |date=24 September 1992|publisher=Oxford University Press|isbn=978-0-19-219203-5|ref=harv}}
  • BOOK, Steven, Nadler, Steven Nadler, A Companion to Early Modern Philosophy, {{google books, y, KENbzY8uDGkC, |date=15 April 2008|publisher=John Wiley & Sons|isbn=978-0-470-99883-0|ref=harv}}
  • BOOK, Donald, Rutherford, The Cambridge Companion to Early Modern Philosophy, {{google books, y, lH8FAQAAIAAJ, |date=12 October 2006|publisher=Cambridge University Press|isbn=978-0-521-82242-8|ref=harv}}
  • BOOK, C. B., Schmitt, Quentin, Skinner, The Cambridge History of Renaissance Philosophy, {{google books, y, jJnyxg3xxTEC, |year=1988|publisher=Cambridge University Press|isbn=978-0-521-39748-3|ref=harv}}
  • BOOK, A New History of Western Philosophy, 978-0-19-958988-3, Kenny, Anthony, Anthony Kenny, {{google books, y, rco-uQAACAAJ, |date=16 August 2012|publisher=Oxford University Press |ref=harv}}
  • BOOK, T., Honderich, The Oxford Companion to Philosophy, Oxford University Press, 1995, 978-0-19-866132-0, {{google books, y, sI4YAAAAIAAJ, |ref=harv}}
  • BOOK, Nicholas, Bunnin, Eric, Tsui-James, The Blackwell Companion to Philosophy, {{google books, y, HNWIcgEswrsC, 620, |date=15 April 2008|publisher=John Wiley & Sons|isbn=978-0-470-99787-1|ref=harv}}
  • BOOK, Frederick Charles, Copleston, Frederick Copleston, A history of philosophy: volume III: Ockham to Suárez, {{google books, y, QZ1WkHs5wHcC, |year=1953|publisher=Paulist Press|isbn=978-0-8091-0067-5|ref=harv}}
  • BOOK, Concise Routledge Encyclopedia of Philosophy, {{google books, y, -MWK96fFN4UC, |last=Leaman|first=Oliver|authorlink=Oliver Leaman|first2=Parviz |last2=Morewedge|chapter= Islamic philosophy modern|editor-first= Edward |editor-last=Craig |publisher=Psychology Press |year=2000 |isbn=978-0-415-22364-5 |ref=harv}}
  • JOURNAL, Buccellati, Giorgio, 1981-01-01, Wisdom and Not: The Case of Mesopotamia, Journal of the American Oriental Society, 101, 1, 35–47, 10.2307/602163, harv, 602163,
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General introductions
  • Blumenau, Ralph. Philosophy and Living. {{ISBN|978-0-907845-33-1}}
  • Craig, Edward. Philosophy: A Very Short Introduction. {{ISBN|978-0-19-285421-6}}
  • Harrison-Barbet, Anthony, Mastering Philosophy. {{ISBN|978-0-333-69343-8}}
  • Russell, Bertrand. weblink" title="web.archive.org/web/20040807090338weblink">The Problems of Philosophy. {{ISBN|978-0-19-511552-9}}
  • Sinclair, Alistair J. What is Philosophy? An Introduction, 2008, {{ISBN|978-1-903765-94-4}}
  • Sober, Elliott. (2001). Core Questions in Philosophy: A Text with Readings. Upper Saddle River, Prentice Hall. {{ISBN|978-0-13-189869-1}}
  • Solomon, Robert C. Big Questions: A Short Introduction to Philosophy. {{ISBN|978-0-534-16708-0}}
  • Warburton, Nigel. Philosophy: The Basics. {{ISBN|978-0-415-14694-4}}
  • Nagel, Thomas. What Does It All Mean? A Very Short Introduction to Philosophy. {{ISBN|978-0-19-505292-3}}
  • Classics of Philosophy (Vols. 1, 2, & 3) by Louis P. Pojman
  • The English Philosophers from Bacon to Mill by Edwin Arthur
  • European Philosophers from Descartes to Nietzsche by Monroe Beardsley
  • Cottingham, John. Western Philosophy: An Anthology. 2nd ed. Malden, MA: Blackwell Pub., 2008. Print. Blackwell Philosophy Anthologies.
  • Tarnas, Richard. The Passion of the Western Mind: Understanding the Ideas That Have Shaped Our World View. {{ISBN|978-0-345-36809-6}}


Topical introductions
;Eastern
  • A Source Book in Indian Philosophy by Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan, Charles A. Moore
  • Hamilton, Sue. Indian Philosophy: a Very Short Introduction. {{ISBN|978-0-19-285374-5}}
  • Kupperman, Joel J. Classic Asian Philosophy: A Guide to the Essential Texts. {{ISBN|978-0-19-513335-6}}
  • Lee, Joe and Powell, Jim. Eastern Philosophy For Beginners. {{ISBN|978-0-86316-282-4}}
  • Smart, Ninian. World Philosophies. {{ISBN|978-0-415-22852-7}}
  • Copleston, Frederick. Philosophy in Russia: From Herzen to Lenin and Berdyaev. {{ISBN|978-0-268-01569-5}}


;African
  • Imbo, Samuel Oluoch. '3'An Introduction to African Philosophy''. {{ISBN|978-0-8476-8841-8}}


;Islamic
  • Medieval Islamic Philosophical Writings edited by Muhammad Ali Khalidi
  • BOOK, Leaman, Oliver, A Brief Introduction to Islamic Philosophy, 978-0-7456-1960-6, 2000-04-14,
  • BOOK, Corbin, Henry, Henry Corbin, History Of Islamic Philosophy, {{google books, y, UNfgAwAAQBAJ, |date=23 June 2014|publisher=Taylor & Francis|isbn=978-1-135-19888-6|translator1-first= Liadain |translator1-last=Sherrard, |translator2-first=Philip |translator2-last=Sherrard |translator2-link=Philip Sherrard|orig-year=1993}}
  • BOOK, Mehdi Amin Razavi, Aminrazavi, Seyyed Hossein, Nasr, Seyyed Hossein, Nasr, PH.D., The Islamic Intellectual Tradition in Persia, {{google books, y, WNVcAgAAQBAJ, |date=16 December 2013|publisher=Routledge|isbn=978-1-136-78105-6}}


Historical introductions
  • BOOK, Oizerman, Teodor, Teodor Oizerman, translated by H. Campbell Creighton, M.A., Oxon, The Main Trends in Philosophy. A Theoretical Analysis of the History of Philosophy,weblinkweblink" title="web.archive.org/web/20120306000629weblink">weblink 2012-03-06, DjVu, etc., 20 January 2011, 2nd, 1988, Progress Publishers, Moscow, 978-5-01-000506-1,
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    , Oizerman
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    , translated from Russian by Robert Daglish
    , Problems of the History of Philosophy
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    ;Ancient
    • Knight, Kelvin. Aristotelian Philosophy: Ethics and Politics from Aristotle to MacIntyre. {{ISBN|978-0-7456-1977-4}}


    ;Medieval
    • The Phenomenology Reader by Dermot Moran, Timothy Mooney
    • Kim, J. and Ernest Sosa, Ed. (1999). Metaphysics: An Anthology. Blackwell Philosophy Anthologies. Oxford, Blackwell Publishers Ltd.
    • BOOK, Edmund, Husserl, Donn, Welton, The Essential Husserl: Basic Writings in Transcendental Phenomenology, {{google books, y, hC2Ac8VGLacC, |year=1999|publisher=Indiana University Press|isbn=978-0-253-21273-3}}


    ;Modern
    • Existentialism: Basic Writings (Second Edition) by Charles Guignon, Derk Pereboom
    • Curley, Edwin, A Spinoza Reader, Princeton, 1994, {{ISBN|978-0-691-00067-1}}
    • Bullock, Alan, R. B. Woodings, and John Cumming, eds. The Fontana Dictionary of Modern Thinkers, in series, Fontana Original[s]. Hammersmith, Eng.: Fontana Press, 1992, cop. 1983. xxv, 867 p. {{ISBN|978-0-00-636965-3}}
    • Scruton, Roger. A Short History of Modern Philosophy. {{ISBN|978-0-415-26763-2}}


    ;Contemporary
    • Contemporary Analytic Philosophy: Core Readings by James Baillie
    • Appiah, Kwame Anthony. Thinking it Through  â€“ An Introduction to Contemporary Philosophy, 2003, {{ISBN|978-0-19-513458-2}}
    • Critchley, Simon. Continental Philosophy: A Very Short Introduction. {{ISBN|978-0-19-285359-2}}


    Reference works
    • BOOK, A Source Book in Chinese Philosophy


    , Chan
    , Wing-tsit
    , Wing-tsit Chan
    , Princeton University Press
    , 1963
    , 978-0-691-01964-2
    , {{google books, y, dzmMaVTvUzAC,
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    • BOOK, Essentials of Neo-Confucianism: Eight Major Philosophers of the Song and Ming Periods


    , Huang
    , Siu-chi
    , Greenwood Publishing Group
    , 1999
    , 978-0-313-26449-8
    , {{google books, y, sjzPPg8eK7sC,
    |ref = harv}}
    • BOOK, T., Honderich, The Oxford Companion to Philosophy, Oxford University Press, 1995, 978-0-19-866132-0, {{google books, y, sI4YAAAAIAAJ, }}
    • The Cambridge Dictionary of Philosophy by Robert Audi
    • The Routledge Encyclopedia of Philosophy (10 vols.) edited by Edward Craig, Luciano Floridi (available online by subscription); or
    • The Concise Routledge Encyclopedia of Philosophy edited by Edward Craig (an abridgement)
    • BOOK, Paul, Edwards, Paul Edwards (philosopher), The Encyclopedia of Philosophy, {{google books, y, uqaajgEACAAJ, |year=1967|publisher=Macmillan & Free Press}}; in 1996, a ninth supplemental volume appeared that updated the classic 1967 encyclopedia.
    • International Directory of Philosophy and Philosophers. Charlottesville, Philosophy Documentation Center.
    • Directory of American Philosophers. Charlottesville, Philosophy Documentation Center.
    • Routledge History of Philosophy (10 vols.) edited by John Marenbon
    • History of Philosophy (9 vols.) by Frederick Copleston
    • A History of Western Philosophy (5 vols.) by W. T. Jones
    • History of Italian Philosophy (2 vols.) by Eugenio Garin. Translated from Italian and Edited by Giorgio Pinton. Introduction by Leon Pompa.
    • Encyclopaedia of Indian Philosophies (8 vols.), edited by Karl H. Potter et al. (first 6 volumes out of print)
    • Indian Philosophy (2 vols.) by Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan
    • A History of Indian Philosophy (5 vols.) by Surendranath Dasgupta
    • History of Chinese Philosophy (2 vols.) by Fung Yu-lan, Derk Bodde
    • Instructions for Practical Living and Other Neo-Confucian Writings by Wang Yang-ming by Chan, Wing-tsit
    • Encyclopedia of Chinese Philosophy edited by Antonio S. Cua
    • Encyclopedia of Eastern Philosophy and Religion by Ingrid Fischer-Schreiber, Franz-Karl Ehrhard, Kurt Friedrichs
    • Companion Encyclopedia of Asian Philosophy by Brian Carr, Indira Mahalingam
    • A Concise Dictionary of Indian Philosophy: Sanskrit Terms Defined in English by John A. Grimes
    • History of Islamic Philosophy edited by Seyyed Hossein Nasr, Oliver Leaman
    • History of Jewish Philosophy edited by Daniel H. Frank, Oliver Leaman
    • A History of Russian Philosophy: From the Tenth to the Twentieth Centuries by Valerii Aleksandrovich Kuvakin
    • Ayer, A.J. et al., Ed. (1994) A Dictionary of Philosophical Quotations. Blackwell Reference Oxford. Oxford, Basil Blackwell Ltd.
    • Blackburn, S., Ed. (1996)The Oxford Dictionary of Philosophy. Oxford, Oxford University Press.
    • Mauter, T., Ed. The Penguin Dictionary of Philosophy. London, Penguin Books.
    • Runes, D., Ed. (1942). The Dictionary of Philosophy. New York, The Philosophical Library, Inc.
    • Angeles, P.A., Ed. (1992). The Harper Collins Dictionary of Philosophy. New York, Harper Perennial.
    • BOOK, Nicholas, Bunnin, Eric, Tsui-James, The Blackwell Companion to Philosophy, {{google books, y, HNWIcgEswrsC, |date=15 April 2008|publisher=John Wiley & Sons|isbn=978-0-470-99787-1}}
    • Hoffman, Eric, Ed. (1997) Guidebook for Publishing Philosophy. Charlottesville, Philosophy Documentation Center.
    • Popkin, R.H. (1999). The Columbia History of Western Philosophy. New York, Columbia University Press.
    • Bullock, Alan, and Oliver Stallybrass, jt. eds. The Harper Dictionary of Modern Thought. New York: Harper & Row, 1977. xix, 684 p. N.B.: "First published in England under the title, The Fontana Dictionary of Modern Thought." {{ISBN|978-0-06-010578-5}}
    • Reese, W. L. Dictionary of Philosophy and Religion: Eastern and Western Thought. Atlantic Highlands, N.J.: Humanities Press, 1980. iv, 644 p. {{ISBN|978-0-391-00688-1}}

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