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The origin of the term weltanschaung in philosophy goes to Kant, and was developed further by Hegel, and in their work led to a subtle divergence from the English cognate 'worldview'. I would look to Kuhn's paradigms, for an example of how models of reality shape what we experience, with changing our model of reality in ways discontinuous with the old model, ...


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Wolfgang Smith answers very intelligently on this “It is difficult, almost impossible, in fact, for the scientific community to recognize the fact that Cartesian bifurcation is a philosophic postulate, for which there is absolutely no scientific basis [...] It is not that they can conceive or imagine a scientific proof of that hypothesis; it is rather that ...


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If I understand your question correctly it asks if Socrates would allow me to be ambivalent towards dying in some cases. That is maybe I don't want to die too soon, but still I want to be wise as Socrates. I think Socrates' answer to ambivalence would be "know thyself". Death is a fact that triggered great philosophy, both theoretical and practical....


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What even is this question? Only about his indifference to death, or all of his philosophical impact? Socrates was paradigmatic in defining philosophy, philosophy was exactly defined by what Socrates did, though once defined it could be applied retrospectively. And Plato's Academy, and so academia, is the fusion of the Socratic method, and the Pythagorean ...


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Derrida spends some time on the general structure of a question in Heidegger: The Question of Being and History, page 28: One must know what a question in general is to determine what the question of being must be. This structure cannot be drawn without the three poles of the Gefragtes, the Befragtes and the Erfragtes. What does this mean? Every question is ...


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Short Answer There are dictionaries in philosophy, but philosophy is somewhat involved in creating definitions, so there is nothing that serves as an authoritative dictionary for precisely defining philosophical terms, sorry. There are a range of resources that will help you to understand the original texts of philosophers, however. I'll start a list below. ...


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