What is the origin of universe? Will it have an end? Is there life (or anything) after death? What is the meaning of life? Why am I who I am and what makes me different from others? Why do I have to obey the rules? If you have ever asked yourself some or many of these questions, then philosophy is not a strange thing for you. In fact, despite its dark reputation, humans have always asked themselves philosophical questions.
Nonetheless, it’s not easy to say exactly what philosophy is, and so there are a lot of different definitions for the word philosophy. This is due to the fact that philosophy not only questions any generally accepted truth, but also itself. Thus, we can say that philosophy deals with questions that other disciplines cannot answer, questions like ‘what is the meaning of life?’, ‘what is the origin of everything?’ or ‘do similar objects share a common essence?’ Another definition would be: philosophy is the science of sciences, the origin of all scientific thought and that which guarantees its reliability. For others, philosophy is simply a critical attitude that questions our way of knowing things and also what we know about them.