experiment with philosophy

Chinese charater for philosophy


(also known as critical thinking)

"Let us come to the philosophers, whose authority is of greater weight, and their judgment more to be relied on, because they are believed to have paid attention, not to matters of fiction, but to the investigation of the truth." - Lactantius

"We all have the means at hand to see, directly, the basis upon which philosophical claims are made: this basis is simply the immanent living operations within conscious experience itself. We all have first-hand experience of conscious life, and that's where the evidence is." - Marianne Sawicki*

"Observations from the study of holotropic states confirm the basic tenet of perennial philosophy that the quality of our life ultimately depends on what can be called "spiritual intelligence." Spiritual intelligence is the capacity to conduct our life in such a way that it reflects deep philosophical and metaphysical understanding of reality and of ourselves. Buddhist scriptures refer to this kind of spiritual wisdom as "prajñ para mit."" - Stanislav Grof

Philosophy, "lover of Sophia (Wisdom)" first used by Pythagoras.

A system of values by which one lives.

A system of thought based on or involving such inquiry.

The critical analysis of fundamental assumptions of beliefs.

Any personal belief about how to live or how to deal with a situation.

Love and pursuit of wisdom by intellectual means and moral self-discipline.

The rational investigation of questions about existence and knowledge and ethics.

The discipline comprising logic, ethics, aesthetics, metaphysics, and epistemology.

Practical wisdom; calmness of temper and judgment; equanimity; fortitude; stoicism.

A set of ideas or beliefs relating to a particular field or activity; an underlying theory.

A particular philosophical system or theory; the hypothesis by which particular phenomena are explained.

The disciplines presented in university curriculums of science and the liberal arts, except medicine, law, and theology.

Investigation of the nature, causes, or principles of reality, knowledge, or values, based on logical reasoning rather than empirical methods.

When applied to any particular department of knowledge, philosophy denotes the general laws or principles under which all the subordinate phenomena or facts relating to that subject are comprehended.

Thus philosophy, when applied to God and the divine government, is called theology; when applied to material objects, it is called physics; when it treats of man, it is called anthropology and psychology, with which are connected logic and ethics; when it treats of the necessary conceptions and relations by which philosophy is possible, it is called metaphysics.

meaning of life according to different philosophers

"The intensity of the great ideas of philosophy remains viable because they reveal reality and mystery to be essentially synonymous. Reality is palpable mystery. Because we have named and labeled everything our perception encompasses does not make reality less mysterious. It is getting at this essential nature of things beyond names and labels, as close as humanly possible, that is the activity of philosophy." - Lew Paz

There is an unfortunate reality that we all must deal with. Scholars tend to pick apart, over analyze and over simplify the philosophy of an individual. Most philosophers are attempting to make certain points. All language of philosophy must use metaphor and analogy. Just because twenty, thirty or nearly every scholar chooses to interpret the writings of the individual philosopher in a certain way does not mean that the interpretation is precisely as the author intended. As a matter of fact it can not be as the interpreters do not have the same experiences as the individual penning the philosophical statements.


A student of, or specialist in, philosophy.

A wise individual who is calm and rational.

Someone who lives a life of reason with equanimity .

An individual who is calm and rational under any circumstances.

An individual who lives and thinks according to a particular philosophy.

One who reduces the principles of philosophy to practice in the conduct of life;
one who lives according to the rules of practical wisdom;
one who meets or regards all vicissitudes with calmness.

See reality

See reason

See rational

See Socrates

See Marcus Aurelius V

See Rene Descartes

See Franz Capra

See Carl Jung

Chief Seattle, George Eliot , Saint Teresa of Avila, Joseph Campbell, Edward Abbey, Thomas Aquinas, Marcus Aurelius V, Rachel Carson, Charles Darwin, Rene Descartes, Ralph Waldo Emerson, David Hume, John Stuart Mills, Ian Player, Henry David Thoreau, Aristotle, Frances Bacon, Erma Louise Bombeck, Ray Bradbury, Edmund Burke, Orson Scott Card, Demosthenes, Epictetus, William Faulkner, Sigmund Freud, Robert Lee Frost, Ernest Hemingway, Aldous Leonard Huxley, Carl Gustav Jung, Immanuel Kant, Rudyard Kipling, Ann Landers, John Locke, Martin Luther, Niccolo Machiavelli, John Milton, Friedrich Nietzsche, William of Ockham, George Orwell, Thomas Paine, Lucius Annaeus Seneca, George Bernard Shaw, Chief William Shelton, Socrates, Alexander Solzhenitsyn, Baruch (Benedict de) Spinoza, John Steinbeck, Alexis de Tocqueville, Leo Tolstoy, William Kenneth Turner, Mark Twain, Francois Marie Arouet Voltaire, Oscar Wilde Auguste Comte
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