The difference between epistemology and ontology in part is the subject that is being studied by each. In ontology, the study of being or existence and questions of what kinds of entities exist are studied. In epistemolo... More »

Western philosophy began in Ancient Greece, dealing with the basic nature of the world, known as ontology; the discussion of whether it's possible to know any fact for certain, called epistemology; and the basis for mora... More »

The main branches of philosophy include axiology, epistemology, metaphysics and logic. There are also various subdivisions within the three branches, such as ethics and aesthetics. More »

"The unexamined life" refers to a life lived by rote under the rules of others without the subject ever examining whether or not he truly wants to live with those routines or rules. According to Socrates, this type of li... More »

Developed by French philosopher Auguste Comte, the theory of positivism asserts that all justifiable claims may be verified by scientific proofs involving the physical senses. This method of thought contrasts with interp... More »

Rousseau describes sovereign in his essay "The Social Contract" as the collective voice of citizens within a society. Citizens, when unified, constitute the sovereign. When citizens act individually they do not wield the... More » World View Philosophy

According to Oxford Dictionaries, fantasy is something that is produced by the imagination, whereas reality is something that is exists independently from the mind. A person's understanding of reality is affected by the ... More »