An Introduction to Philosophy

By: Noah M El-Shreif

What popped into ur mind when u hear the word philosophy

Socrates
Thales

Plato
Hegel
Aristotle

Dude, what r u talking about?!! -:/

The Greek

Capitalism

Pythagoras

Marx 

What are we going to talk about?
‡Where and when philosophy has started, ‡What philosophy means and what is its target, ‡Is it science?? ‡An overview on Ancient Greek philosophy ‡How to understand it. 

The Beginning:
‡Mythology is the primary form of Philosophy ‡Ancient Greek poems; Homer & Hesiod ‡The effect of political changes at 6th century BC 

The Definition of Philosophy:
It s impossible to find consensus about the meaning of philosophy, Why???

Science
Agreement:

Philosophy
Philosophers do not resolve the issues on which they differ What philosophers have reached can hardly regarded as progress Philosophy is not useful; it bakes no bread and builds no bridges. Philosophy has rarely been carried out in public enterprise

Science

Scientisits can reach an agreement at a given time

Progression:

Scienec can make progress

Benefits:

Sciences can be claimed to shower great benefits upon humanity Science has become in modern time a public enterprise

Enterprise:

So, what is the worth of philosophy ??!!

The Ancient Greek philosophy :
Thales 550-624 B.C

1. Ionia philosophy
Anaximander 547-611 B.C Anaximenes 524-588 B.C

The Ancient Greek philosophy : 2. The Pythagoreans

The Ancient Greek philosophy :
Xenophanes 570 B.C

3. The Eleaian
Parmenides 514 B.C Zeno 489 B.C

The Ancient Greek philosophy : 4. Heraclitus (535- 475 B.C) 5. Empedocles (495- 435 B.C) 6. Anaxagoras ( 500 B.C)

The Ancient Greek philosophy : 7.Socrates (470 B.C)

Socrates and his students

Socrates' prison

The Ancient Greek philosophy : 8. Plato

How to approach philosophy

if you start search and read, or what I call, Think Philosophically, you will start see this entire world differently. But I can not ensure that u will see it as a better world to live at.

Plato Noah El-Sheirf

THANKS