Philosophy is derived from the Latin roots phil which means "love" and sophia which means "wisdom and understanding". Thus philosophy is the love of wisdom and understanding. And those who pursue philosophy search for wisdom and understanding. And those who love wisdom search for the truth, for they seek to understand God's words. And the prophets of old have sought for the truth. For prophecy is derived from the Greek root prophetia which means "to know the will of God". And whoever does the will of God is a child of God. For as the Son said "whoever does the will of God, he is My brother and sister and mother." (Mark 3:35) And by doing the will of God we vanquish the ignorance of foolish men. For "such is the will of God that by doing right you may silence the ignorance of foolish men." (1 Peter 2:15-16) And the greatest philosophers have sought for the truth. For as Plato said, "Is it not a bad thing to be deceived about the truth, and a good thing to know what the truth is? For I assume that by knowing the truth you mean knowing things as they really are." Thus the logical assumption would be to search for the truth. For as the Son said "Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives, and he who seeks finds, and to him who knocks it will be opened." (Matthew 7:7-8) And in searching for the truth, we can expound upon the thoughts of the greatest philosophers. For by truth we shall know things as they were, as they are, and as they always shall be.