EpictetusEpictetus, (ca 55-135 A.D.) Greek philospher

Epictetus Quote

“The beginning of philosophy is the recognition of the conflict between opinions.”

~ Epictetus

Discourses, ca. 110 A.D.

Ratings and Comments

Patrick Henry, Red Hill

The perfection of philosophy is realized in the penetration of Virtue illumined discernment.

E Archer, NYC

Yes, but what is true?  ;-)

Ronw13, Yachats OR

Origins of opinions, give light to foundational doctrines upon which our Republic rest. Legal standings and the Declaration of ready minds, allow for Constitutional resolve with intent to execute. Two opinions allow for separation, distinct, one from the other. Then to cut aright, that which is to you, from that which is for you, resulting in your admonition and learning. 
" Art thou called being a servant ? care not for it: but if thou mayest be made free, use it rather. Stand fast therefore in the Liberty." I Corin 7:21, Gala 5:1

Mike, Norwalk

A causation of philosophy implementation (or a use thereof) can begin with a recognition of a conflict between opinions. Philosophy may also create an innate conflict where none existed prior (such as between known or true science and certain religious beliefs).

Robert Edwards, Somewhere in the USA

The beginning of Wisdom... Listen... If you truly listen it will always be with you.… As a famous Guru once said "when you listen, listen" and when you sit, sit...

Robert Edwards, Somewhere in the USA

With true love philosophy is never in conflict....

Robert Edwards, Somewhere in the USA
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Robert Edwards, Somewhere in the USA E Archer, NYC 6/20/18

It's what you think and know it to be, even if others tell you otherwise... Today, we are bombarded with false information, propaganda, etc. Even the History of the US is a fabrication of the truth -the ghastly deeds of those we believe to be heroes is long. As we know, history is written by the victor; though today, we have a closer relationship with the national and international events, even though the propaganda machine is working overtime... 


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