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  • By: Terry Price
  • In: Encyclopedia of Leadership
  • Edited by: George R. Goethals, Georgia J. Sorenson & James MacGregor Burns
  • Subject:Leadership

The word philosophy, from the Greek filosophia, means “love of wisdom” and, in Hellenistic (Greek) Judaism and Gnosticism (the early Christian view that knowledge is necessary for salvation), “love of the spirit of wisdom, Sophia.” As an academic discipline, philosophy is ...

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