-Philosophy can be organized by:

    -Types of thought -> Branches of Philosophy

    -Time period -> Historic Time Periods: ancient, medieval and modern

    -Rival traditions: empiricism versus rationalism, analytic versus Continental

    -Core areas: metaphysics, epistemology, ethics

    -Critical lens of gender or racial exclusion


(Philosophical ideas often continue to co-exist, e.g. modernist and post-modernist)


Great philosophical questions:

-What is truth?

-Does free will exist?

-How can we know anything?