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Thinker 03: Socrates

Thinker 03: Socrates

Socrates was a mysterious person who kept to himself and was known for his silence. He was one of the most important individuals in European philosophy.

Socrates believed that philosophers were people who realized that they know nothing and were disturbed by this. As a result, Socrates considered himself to be a philosopher.

Socrates was a famous philosopher who taught Plato. They both believed that philosophers should love wisdom and know that they know nothing.

He once said, “One thing only I know, and that is that I know nothing.”


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Constituents of Paradigm




Methodology (Quantitative or Qualitative)

Research Design

Research Instrument 


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The death of Socrates changed Philosophy

Many historians think that Socrates was a type of philosophy, and not just a philosopher. They say that after he died, philosophy became more important to people and that people started to see it as more of a career.


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What is Philosophy?

What is Philosophy?

Philosophy is the love of wisdom. It is the study of fundamental questions about existence, knowledge, values, reason, and language. At its most basic level, philosophy is a way of thinking about the world, the universe, and society.

Philosophy is understood differently by different...


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Purpose of Philosophy

Purpose of Philosophy

Philosophy can help you a lot in your research journey, but it's also easy to misunderstand and get lost in all the different schools of thought.

Philosophy is essential, not just for intellectuals in the ivory towers. It can help cure the human spirit's problems.


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Thinker 02: Heraclitus

Thinker 02: Heraclitus

Heraclitus argued against Parmenides' belief that everything is static. He said that everything is constantly changing and that we need both good and bad things to exist.

The world would not exist without the continual interplay of opposing forces.


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Paradigm has its roots in Philosophy

Our beliefs, knowledge, and reality are termed paradigms by social scientists.

Example: Let's assume you are in a new country and exploring places. You want to go to a certain location. There are three or more routes to reach the destination

Now, it d...


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Philosophical Thinkers

Philosophical Thinkers

People used to think that thunder and lightning were caused by Thor and that poems and myths were true stories. But after people began to think more rationally, they realized that natural causes were responsible for these things, not supernatural ones.

The ancient Greeks, l...


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Thinker 04: Plato

Thinker 04: Plato

Plato was 29 years old when his teacher Socrates died from drinking hemlock. He was taken aback when Athens sentenced its greatest intellectual to death. This event had a lasting impact on his later philosophical career.

According to Plato, the death of Socrates showed that there was a cont...


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Thinker 05: Aristotle

Thinker 05: Aristotle

Plato's thoughts were not only linked to his teacher Socrates but even his student Aristotle.

Throughout the last two millennia, Plato's ideas have been repeatedly discussed and criticized by others. It was Aristotle who began this practice.

Aristotle admired Plato a great deal and sa...


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01 Epistemology

01 Epistemology

  • Episteme (knowledge) + Logy (science) = science of knowledge 
  • It is the argument - why this and not that.

Epistemology is the study of knowledge - how we come to know what is real, and what our limitations are.


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03 Axiology

03 Axiology

  • Axio (value) + Logy (science) = science of value
  • What are values?
  • What is good? 
  • What is bad? 
  • What is acceptable?
  • What should be rejected?

Basically, discussion of values within a society....


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Branches of meta-physics are:

Branches of meta-physics are:

a) Cosmogony: the study of the universe, space, time, and the origins and evolution of phenomena.

b) Cosmology: the study of the universe, space, and time.

c) Ontology: the philosophical study of existence and reality.



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Every Paradigm has its own Ontology, Epistemology, and Axiology

When all the 'ology' is of the same nature, they lead to a certain research methodology. For example, positivism or interpretivism.

  • First ontology.
  • Second, ontology will decide the epistemology.
  • Third, epistemology will...


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Epistemology || Sources of knowledge

Epistemology || Sources of knowledge

a) Revealed knowledge: this is true because it is written in religious books. Even what we know from religious books is being studied using scientific knowledge.

b) Scientific knowledge: through a systematic study, the knowledge has been organized into gene...


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02 Meta-physics

02 Meta-physics

  • Meta (beyond) + Physics (nature) = beyond the nature
  • Discussion about reality.
  • What is the reality of this universe?
  • What is the reality of human beings?
  • What is the reality of everything that exists ...


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3 major branches of Philosophy:

3 major branches of Philosophy:

Philosophical assumptions are:

  1. Epistemology
  2. Meta-physics
  3. Axiology


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What is Research Paradigm?

Greek word meaning 'pattern'

Whenever we think of doing research, we get a few thoughts such as:

  • 'How do we plan to do this research?'
  • 'What will be my approach to the investigation?'
  • 'Will I do Qualitative or Quanti...


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Thinker 01: Parmenides

Thinker 01: Parmenides

Parmenides thought that everything in existence was unchanging and that there was no literal transformation. He believed that only "one-ness" is real.


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Branches of axiology are:

Branches of axiology are:

a) Ethics: are the things that people think are the right thing to do. They can change from place to place and from time to time.

b) Aesthetic: is all about personal opinions. What might look pretty to me might look ugly to you.


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Management concepts explained like tweets.

Philosophy is a confusing subject. But it's important to understand the basics. The three main branches of philosophy are Epistemology (the study of knowledge), Meta-physics (the study of existence and reality), and Axiology (the study of values).

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Socrates and the association of truth & relevance

Socrates is considered the creator of classical Greek philosophy. He is famous for engaging in debates with the 2 types of wise people of the day:

  • material philosophers who tried to explain what the world is made of
  • sophists, interested only in...

Socrates and Plato on Eudaimonia

Socrates equated eudaimonia with wisdom and virtue, stating that he who is not wise cannot be happy.

Plato broadly agreed with Socrates. Plato writes that justice and injustice are to the soul as health and disease are to the body. For Plato, an unjust man...

Thinker 05: Aristotle

Thinker 05: Aristotle

Plato's thoughts were not only linked to his teacher Socrates but even his student Aristotle.

Throughout the last two millennia, Plato's ideas have been repeatedly discussed and criticized by others. It was Aristotle who began this practice.

Aristotle admired Plato a great deal and sa...


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