Philosophy FAQs:

Q: Is philosophy closely related to religion?

A: Yes, and mathematics, natural science, education and politics.

Q: Is philosophy 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?

A: Yes, Mill who promoted Utilitarianism, Karl Marx who developed the foundations for Communism and the American William James.

Q: Is philosophy the study of government and the relationship of individuals to communities including the state?

A: Yes.

Q: Is philosophy philosophy produced by African people?

A: Yes, and philosophy that presents African worldviews, ideas and themes, or philosophy that uses distinct African philosophical methods.

Q: Was philosophy concerned with developing a secular and rational foundation for knowledge and moved away from traditional structures of authority such as religion?

A: Yes, and scholastic thought and the Church.

Q: Is philosophy actually more overwhelmingly male than even mathematics?

A: Yes.

Q: Is philosophy associated with wisdom?

A: Yes, and intellectual culture and a search for knowledge.

Q: Is philosophy religio-philosophical traditions that developed both in the Middle East and in Europe?

A: Yes, and which both share certain early Judaic texts and monotheistic beliefs.

Q: Is philosophy 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 and Pythagoras who practiced a "love of wisdom" and were also termed physiologoi?

A: Yes, Socrates was a very influential philosopher, who insisted that he possessed no wisdom but was a pursuer of wisdom.

Q: Is philosophy best pursued in real conversation and not through written texts and lectures?

A: Yes, and that philosophy, as it is taught in universities today, is for the most part a distortion of its original, therapeutic impulse.

Q: Was philosophy also increasingly discussed in Latin by Romans such as Cicero and Seneca?

A: Yes.

Q: Is philosophy one of the least gender-proportionate fields in the humanities?

A: Yes.

Q: Is philosophy the philosophy of the Indigenous people of the Americas?

A: Yes.

Q: Is philosophy generally classified as either orthodox or heterodox – āstika or nāstika – depending on whether they accept the authority of the Vedas and whether they accept the theories of Brahman and Atman?

A: Yes.

Q: Was philosophy an intellectual tradition developed by individuals called Tlamatini and its ideas are preserved in various Aztec codices?

A: Yes.

Q: Is philosophy concerned with epistemology?

A: Yes, and metaphysics, ethics and psychology.