University of Phoenix
Philosophy is from the Greek words, Philein and Sophia, meaning to love and knowledge. The Greeks believed that anyone who obtained any kind of knowledge was a philosopher, (Moore, 2005). My own definition of the word Philosophy is the study of thought. I believe that in order to learn the principles underlying an individual’s thought process or conduct, there must be great philosophers to teach us more about it. Philosophers are deep thinkers, and think beyond a normal thinker. The average thinker tends to stop thinking halfway through a thought, while a philosopher thinks all the way through, coming up with solutions for the everyday life. Everyone is a philosopher at some point in their lives and may not realize it.
People think every day; it’s a way of life. People may think about the price of gas going up and down, or how to change the failing economy. When a person examines the question on the failing economy, they are thinking philosophically. The problem is people eventually stop thinking in the middle of the thinking process, not coming up with solutions to resolve the problem. Everyone thinks philosophically by asking philosophical questions. There is really no difference between a scientific question and a philosophical question. Philosophical questions tend to be broader, where as a scientific question is more general. Philosophers normally investigate an issue are question. Norms are what make up many philosophical questions, which ask the value of a question. A scientific question normally includes finding out how things are, but not how they should be.
The majority of people believe that if anything happens to them it was meant to happen. When a person gets into an automobile accident, after falling asleep at the wheel, they believe fallen asleep caused the accident. They believe that the events that took place were factual...