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  • Philosophy is the study of general and fundamental questions about existence, knowledge, values, reason, mind, and language. Such questions are often posed as problems to be studied or resolved. Major sub-fields of academic philosophy include metaphysics, epistemology, ethics, aesthetics, political philosophy, logic and philosophy of science.

    Thumbnail: The Death of Socrates (1787) by Jacques-Louis David (Public Domain).

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