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Department
Philosophy
Course
PHILOS 1A03
Professor
Pr.Dempsey
Semester
Fall

Description
Philosophy 1A03 Reading #1 (Chapter 1, Pg. 1­12) What is Philosophy? What is Philosophy? • Philosophy in Greek means “love of wisdom” • First philosophers of Western tradition lived on the shores of the Mediterranean in  th the 6  Century BCE • Philosophy is:  Particular sort of method  In terms of its subject matter  A king od intellectual attitude  Philosophy as a Method • Philosophers vs. Scientists   Scientists draw conclusions from empirical observations of the  world  Philosophers use rational arguments to justify claims about the  world • Scientists and Philosophers are involved in contemporary studies of the human  mind • That question is not empirical, scientific questions: there is NO fact about the  brain that a scienti
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