Philosophy-Wisdom Relationship

Philosophy-Wisdom Relationship

December 21, 2019 0 By Felso

The child who does not know and knows that he does not know; Teach him!

Who knows and who does not know he knows is asleep; Wake him up!
He who does not know and does not know that he does not know is stupid; Beware of it!
He is the leader who knows and knows what he knows; Watch it!


The achievement of complete and complete knowledge on being, knowledge and value is called wisdom (sophia).

Wisdom is to know the essence of all that is happening. Wisdom is universal knowledge, that is, all-encompassing knowledge. Philosophy does not make such a claim. Questioning is essential in philosophy, and philosophy is not intended to reach wisdom. Philosophy is a knowledge of love and wisdom.

Philosophical questions such as ed What is it? ”Used in the activity of thinking are tried to determine the essence of existence, the possibilities and limits of human knowledge and the place of human in the universe. The complete and definitive answer of such questions is the emergence of complete and complete information on existence, knowledge and value, or the maturity of a person to such an extent (wisdom). Wisdom is to know the essence of all what is happening. Philosophy does not make such a claim. He is not in the sense of wisdom, but in the sense of loving him, longing for him, and orienting him. In an analogy we can say that wisdom is a universal knowledge, that is, all-encompassing knowledge. This is like a building that contains everything from its foundation to its roof. We can also call this building the wisdom building: because it contains information. Each information area is like a room inside this building. The rooms (information areas) are all under the same roof. Philosophy is nothing more than this framework: So, philosophy is considered to be the most universal field of knowledge gathering all fields of knowledge under its own wing. Hikmet is the whole building.

Source:  Atatürk University Department of Sociology 1st Year “ Introduction to Philosophy ” and Giriş Introduction to Sociology ”Lecture Notes (Ömer YILDIRIM); Other Lecture Notes (Ömer YILDIRIM)