5. Partial vs Holistic view
Partial - existing only in part; incomplete.
Holistic - relating to or concerned with complete
systems rather than with individual parts
Philosophy is, first of all, reflection.
It is stepping back, listening to yourself and other
people and trying to understand and evaluate what it
is that you hear, and what it is that you believe.
It is a discontinuity, or a jarring disturbance, in our
27. Primary Reflection
It refers to the process directed at deriving clear
concepts about reality.
We discover, from an objective point of view, the
various elements of a thing – it’s shape, color, or
30. Secondary Reflection
It is the realization of the unity of the situation and the
individual which provides us with a holistic view of
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