- the critical examination of the grounds for fundamental beliefs and an analysis of the basic concepts employed in the expression of such beliefs
- philosophical inquiry is a central element in the intellectual history of civilizations
- the discoveries of philosophers
- developing your own philosophy
- The Prophet by Kahlil Gibran, Walden by Henry David Thoreau, poems by Rumi, the Yoga Philosophy by Patanjali
- integrating your spiritual philosophy into your relationships with friends and family
- the study of the most general and abstract features of the world and categories with which we think: mind, matter, reason, proof, truth, etc.
- Philosophy begins in wonder. (Plato)
- Philosophy always requires something more, requires the eternal, the true, in contrast to which even the fullest existence as such is but a happy moment. (S. Kierkegaard)
- Philosophy is at once the most sublime and the most trivial of human pursuits. It works in the minutest crannies and it opens out the widest vistas. It 'bakes no bread', as has been said, but it can inspire our souls with courage. (William James)
- Philosophy is like trying to open a safe with a combination lock: each little adjustment of the dials seems to achieve nothing, only when everything is in place does the door open. (Ludwig Wittgenstein)
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