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From Aristotle (384 BC – 322 BC – One of the most important founding figures in Western philosophy.) to René Descartes (1596 – 1650 - Cogito ergo sum: I think, therefore I am) the world has given us many philosophers.

Philosophy is one of the few truly Human endeavors that have no parallel in the animal world. The reason we feel comfortable is stating this as fact has to do with the concepts of language and creativity.

The good thing about philosophy is that it allows you to explore realities without having to subscribe to them. In doing this you may well increase your understanding and even discover new realities.

The bad thing about philosophy is it provides a means of avoiding the consequences of supporting a reality by means of circular logic. In the computer world we use a kind of circular logic known and recursion. It is extremely useful in artificial intelligence programming to analyze strings of data or information.

To appreciate how difficult this can be to understand, consider the recursive definition of a meal: A meal is a food item or a food item and a meal. Get the point?

Sentience

Maslow

Self Actualized

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