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The term philosophy we reserve for the philosophy of truth, which is the harmonious and balanced union of all these elements in their perfected state. We shall not here use this term for the academic wordplay, the sterile jugglery of technical terms, the toying with unreal and distant issues which so often passes for philosophy. This integrality is more in accord with the ancient and essential meaning of the word, derived as it is from the Greek sophia (wisdom or ultimate knowledge) and philos (love).


-- Notebooks Category 20: What Is Philosophy? > Chapter 1: Toward Defining Philosophy > # 131






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