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The word philosophy comes from the Greek language. It means ‘love of wisdom’. Philosophy is the study of some of the most basic questions about human life. For example, what can people really know about life? Or, are human beings basically good or evil?
There are many branches, or areas, of philosophy. Some branches deal with questions about reality and how people understand and experience it. Other branches deal with questions about how people behave and what is good or bad behaviour.
Source: Philosophy. (2016). In Encyclopædia Britannica. Retrieved from http://school.eb.com.au.db.plcscotch.wa.edu.au/levels/middle/article/441370