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1) What does the word philosophy literally mean? What is the goal of philosophy and why?
The word “philosophy” literally means “love of wisdom.” A philosopher literally is a lover of philosophy. The goal of philosophy is to think about, and to reflect on the big questions. While it is a goal of philosophy to find answers to difficult questions, it is also the goal of philosophy to think about preconceived beliefs we have about the world, God, morality, art, truth, and to ask questions in return. Philosophy also questions its own definition, and the question, “What does philosophy mean” is also a philosophical question. Philosophers seek to articulate ideas in a clear manner, and try to justify their position through argument....
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