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The love of wisdom This the literal meaning of philosophy deals with the most general questions about the universe and our place in it It attempts to ask questions which seemingly can never be answered empirically nor by observation or experiment It is concerned with the common core of human knowledge and experience but also with the concepts modes of argument and foundations of other subjects like science history art politics and religion In order to ask philosophical questions about life and the world we must realize where they come from Im speaking about the human mind and its system of beliefsOne of the main teachings of philosophy is peoples ability to contain a system of beliefs which starts from the core of the mind and continues to the outer layer The core beliefs are general and most exist in all animals Self-preservation sensation feelings memory instincts self-awareness the awareness of time and space and the ability to learn all come from the core The next level of beliefs holds our irrational beliefs like faith and prejudices which usually cannot be changed Next is the rational belief that are strong beliefs but can be changed Finally on the surface of the mind contains our everyday-life beliefs and memories which are forgotten easily This system of beliefs is what allowed philosophy to thrive and continue to ask questions for centuriesThe 14th century is a period in time that saw the start of a great intellectual movement and the transition from the Middle Ages to modern times It was a time of rebirth or renaissance Modern Times began with the Renaissance one of the rare periods of genius in the worlds history The Renaissance began in Italy and its first period 1300-1375 was marked by a universal revival of interest in classic literature and the classic ideals It was a great revolt against bigotry and in favor of mental freedomTodays society in many ways resembles the 14th
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