30 Philosophical Prompts for you to Journal About

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Questions that really make you think and elicit debate are the best kind. Journaling about thought-provoking questions is a great way to take a break and reflect on life and analyze your own views on the bigger picture.

I think, therefore I am.

René Descartes

Philosophy is not only the love of knowledge, but also an academic discipline that seeks truth through reasoning. Socrates is often called the Father of Western Philosophy. Traditionally though, the first western philosopher was Thales of Miletus. Other pre-Socratic thinkers such as Anaximander and Anaximines also presented a discourse about the human soul, mortality and knowledge but it only became popular during Plato’s time. Evidently, western philosophy originated in Greece, but it wasn’t long before it spread out into other parts of the world.

Philosophy contains a comprehensive set of beliefs. It has been used over centuries, from Socrates to Slavoj Žižek, to contemplate the…

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