6 Answered Questions for the topic history of philosophy
What is the origin of the Continental vs. Analytic divide?
There's been much ado about the divisiveness between Heidegger and Husserl fans on the one side, with Frege and Russell stalwarts on the other. I'm mostly amused by accounts of name-calling between... more
What did Socrates teach which lead to his conviction that he spoiled youth and taught other Gods?
Socrates was finally sentenced to death because his judges declared that he spoiled youth by his teachings and that he learned other Gods. But what precisely did he teach?
Does philosophy progress?
The question of progress is occasionally raised with regard to variety of fields - natural science, social science, art, and so on. But, can we at all have reasonable criteria by which to determine... more
What did David Hume mean when he said that "reason is a slave to the passions"?
I don't understand the meaning of this oft-quoted quotation of Hume's in _On Reason_, namely his saying that "reason is a slave to the passions." What exactly does he mean by that ? Is it simply... more
What are the major branches of philosophy?
Did the Ancient Greek Philosophers actually believe in their Gods and Myths?
Is there any historical proof that shows what attitude the Ancient Greeks, specially the philosophers, had towards their Gods?