In modern western philosophy, the epistemological doctrine begins as a core tenet of descartes that what is in the mind is known more reliably than what is known through the senses the first prominent modern western idealist in the metaphysical sense was george berkeley. The philosophy which bacon taught was essentially new it differedfrom that of the celebrated ancient teachers, not merely in method, butalso in object its object was the good of mankind, in the sense in whichthe mass of mankind always have understood and always will understand theword good.
The eastern and western philosophy present similar issues when it comes to the idea of the state of being a human being various scholars and institutions of higher learning have maintained arbitrary divisions in the eastern and western philosophy.
Western philosophy, history of western philosophy from its development among the ancient greeks to the present this article has three basic purposes: (1) to provide an overview of the history of philosophy in the west, (2) to relate philosophical ideas and movements to their historical background.
Western philosophy refers to the philosophies developed by the ancient greeks and indians there are many differences between eastern and western philosophy one is the east uses concepts by intuition while the west uses concepts by postulations.
1 western philosophy is generally divided into three periods, greek, christian and modern in between the first two is a period called hellenistic, during which the jew thought, was blended with the greek 2.