A Definition of Philosophy by a Philosophile.

Although there is no clear consensus on what philosophy is, I really liked this one by Steve Neumann for its practicality.

When people hear the word “philosophy” they might think first of something like a set of guiding principles or a general worldview. The New England Patriots’ Bill Belichick may have a coaching philosophy, for instance, while someone like the rapper Drake encourages us to have a YOLO attitude toward life. But academic philosophy is that discipline of the humanities concerned with clarifying and analyzing concepts and arguments relating to the big questions of life.

Source: https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/answer-sheet/wp/2016/02/03/why-kids-now-more-than-ever-need-to-learn-philosophy-yes-philosophy/

Steve’s Blog: http://www.patheos.com/blogs/newchimera/about-steve-neumann/

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