First, philosophy is natural and universal, only the western version of
it seems to be more prominent. An ancient Nation like China has strongly
adhered to its own eastern strain of philosophy that holds together all
their moral-institutional life.
Man was created to grow by learning, and Philosophy provides the major
ventage for contemplative thought. Every human being philosophizes as
they attain a sense of jugment and self awareness. When my point of view
makes sense to me , I will desire to compare it with what others think.
What happens is that we begin to exercise interrogative thinking and
then comes the process of reductionisim where ideas turn into ideals.
Secondly, philosophy is an art of pleasurable thinking, that is why
philosophers never stress out easily for their problems are turned into
the world of contemplation. All you have to do is to turn your thought
into a mental rhythm.
Thirdly, as to the origin of what we call classical philosophy, you may
want to find out more about plato, Aristotle, and Socrates who were
prominent greek Philosophers. There are more others like Descartes,
Archimedes Etc. It is originally greek. Contemporary Philosophy is
heavely influenced by such classical thinkers but not necessarily
dominated by their ideals. For in the present world, technology and
science is making the art of thought a shadowy aspect of human
necessities, and inductive thought(what you go to school for) is more
preffered. Each discipline of life has its own brand of philosophy, or
what we may call reasonable ideals. However, much of philososophy is a
bottomles pit, if it is merely "thought for thought sake", unless one is
serious about facing problems realistically and being productive in
life. I nevertheless, leave you with a maxim :"True philosophy is the
rhythmic oracle of a proven principle". D. Ogutu
Nov 12th, 2014
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