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Contribution of Western Philosophers- Epicurus, Aristotle, Aquinas


Why do we Need to Study Western Thinkers?

Let’s make a basic idea clear first: there is no such thing as Ethics for a particular country/region/religion. Ethics and morality refer to a way of viewing things, and deliberating about the best possible ways to achieve human happiness. Thus, it might not be a good strategy to outcaste the western philosophers while trying to understand such issues.

Socrates

Another thing to be kept in mind is that, it is important to understand the ideas and perspectives of the western thinkers, for they enrich our understanding of the human psyche. By bringing different perspectives, and standpoints, the study of western thinkers add to the knowledge that we try to unlock.

Thus, any aspirant should try to understand these thinkers, with a purpose other than securing good marks in exam.

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