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ontology
the study of being. the study of what is real.
phylosophy
translates into "the love of wisdom".
sophos
greek "wisdom"
sophists
"wise ones" the first recorded philosophers
arche
the begening, the first, or the underlying
episteme
greek "knowledge"
metaphysics
"after physics" used to discuss the greater questions of why and how of the cosmos
cosmos
ordered whole
dialectic
art of questioning. used by Socrates
epistemology
the study of knowledge
axiology
the study of worth or value
samsara
sanskrit "going around" the base idea of reincarnation and/or karma
karma
the deeds and acts that bind us to the world.
nirvana
the release from samsara and karma
nous
greek "mind"
Telos
greek "order or purpose"
entelechy
"Inner purpose or end"
relitivism
the concept that everything is relitive to everything else and nothing is absolute
Idealism
everything is about or in the mind
materialism
everything is about or in matter
pragma
greek "things done"
pragmatism
all that matters is actions
Thales
the first greek and "western" philosopher.
plato
student of socrates. said humans are triportite (three parts)
plato's tripartite
1)personality
2)life
3)philosophy
monist
a philosopher that believe that everything is one or has one underlying base
pluralist
many reasons or causes or bases for the cosmos