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"Philosophy" Article - Table of Contents

Part 1. Philosophy - Introduction; Historical Use of the Term
Part 2. Philosophy and Science
Part 3. Psychology, Epistemology, and Metaphysics
Part 4. Logic, Aesthetics, and Ethics
Part 5. Politics, Sociology, Philosophy of History



The above article was written by Andrew Seth (Andrew Seth Pringle Pattison), M.A., LL.D.; Professor of Logic and Metaphysics in the University of Edinburgh from 1891; Professor of Logic, Rhetoric and Metaphysics at St Andrews, 1887; author of The Development from Kant to Hegel, and other works on philosophy.



Some Quotations about Philosophy

I think we ought always to entertain our opinions with some measure of doubt. I shouldn't wish people dogmatically to believe any philosophy, not even mine.
-- Bertrand Russell (1872-1970)

There is nothing so absurd but some philosopher has said it.
-- Cicero (106-43 BC), in: De Divinatione

There are more things in heaven and earth, Horatio,
Than are dreamt of in your philosophy.
-- William Shakespeare (1564 - 1616), in: Hamlet

The philosophy of one century is the common sense of the next.
-- Henry Ward Beecher (1813-87)

I must study politics and war that my sons may have liberty to study mathematics and philosophy. My sons ought to study mathematics and philosophy, geography, natural history, naval architecture, navigation, commerce and agriculture in order to give their children a right to study painting, poetry, music, architecture, statuary, tapestry, and porcelain.
-- John Adams (1797-1801)

The perfection of wisdom, and the end of true philosophy is to proportion our wants to our possessions, our ambitions to our capacities, we will then be a happy and a virtuous people.
-- Mark Twain (1835-1910)





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