What is Philosophy?

Today a subscriber asked me to define philosophy. A great but very tough question. I was stumped at first.

But after a several dumbfounded moments it became clear—at least to me–philosophy is the art/practice of asking “why” (i.e. trying to understand why things are the way they are).

Checking the Oxford Dictionary Definition (which is “the study of the fundamental nature of knowledge, reality, and existence”) I knew my interpretation was largely on the right track.

Long live the art of philosophy—the wondering, awe, and questioning of all things.

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