The Philosophy Quiz

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What is the definition of philosophy?

The study of reality of things or beings

Who coined the term 'philosophy'?


What does the term 'philosophy' mean etymologically?

Love of wisdom

What is one of the basic questions of philosophy mentioned in the text?

What is the meaning and purpose of life?

What does a true philosopher mean?

One who loves wisdom

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Definition and Origins of Philosophy

  • Philosophy is the study of general and fundamental questions about existence, knowledge, values, reason, mind, and language.
  • The term 'philosophy' was coined by the ancient Greek philosopher Pythagoras.
  • Etymologically, the term 'philosophy' comes from the Greek words 'philos' (love) and 'sophia' (wisdom), meaning "love of wisdom".
  • One of the basic questions of philosophy is what reality is composed of, which encompasses questions about the nature of existence, time, and space.
  • A true philosopher is one who is driven by a genuine desire to understand and love wisdom, rather than seeking merely to appear wise or to gain prestige.

Test your knowledge of philosophy with this quiz! Explore fundamental questions about human life, the nature of reality, and the ultimate causes and principles of things. From the origins of the term "philosophy" to discussions on the nature of good and evil, challenge yourself with thought-provoking questions on this fascinating subject.

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