Philosophy belongs to the oldest genres of literature. From time immemorial, people, regardless of place of residence, have tried to comprehend the world around them and the laws of existence. Today's philosophy is a special form of mental activity aimed at rational awareness of the world around us, its processes and relations between people.


Ancient and World Philosophy


The word " philosophy " is directly related to the thinkers of ancient Greece. Most Hellenistic authors posed metaphysical questions. In search of answers, they created several models of the world order, some of which contradicted each other.

An invaluable contribution to the development of world philosophy was made by three representatives of ancient Greece: Socrates (he invented a new method of analysis), Plato and Aristotle. The last two received recognition for their work on the systematization of scientific heritage. For many centuries, they remained the most influential people in the scientific community. They were referred to by famous philosophers, theologians and scientists in other fields.

The works of ancient Greek authors for many centuries remained the basis for followers. Neoplatonists and humanists, materialists and empiricists all came from Hellenistic ideas, continuing and supplementing their theses.


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to His fallen creatures, than to have revealed a book which would leave them in doubt and uncertainty, to contend with one another, from age to age, respecting the meaning of its contents. That such uncertainty and contention have existed for ages, none will deny. The wise and learned have differed, and do still widely differ, from each other, in the understanding of prophecy. Whence then this difference? Either Revelation itself is deficient, or else the fault is in mankind. But to say

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ine arts, however, and in religion and philosophy, we are still in full career towards disintegration. It might have been thought that a germ of rational order would by this time have penetrated into fine art and speculation from the prosperous constructive arts that touch the one, and the prosperous natural and mathematical sciences that touch the other. But as yet there is little sign of it. Since the beginning of the nineteenth century painting and sculpture have passed through several

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nclusions beforehand into the acceptable and the inacceptable, the edifying and the shocking, the noble and the base. Wonder has no longer been the root of philosophy, but sometimes impatience at having been cheated and sometimes fear of being undeceived. The marvel of existence, in which the luminous and the opaque are so romantically mingled, no longer lay like a sea open to intellectual adventure, tempting the mind to conceive some bold and curious system of the universe on the analogy of

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