Western philosophy

scholarly tradition of humanities in the Western world

Western philosophy is the school of thinking of Western civilization. Generally, it is seen to start with the philosophy of Ancient Greece. Its early devleopment mainly occurred in Europe and the countries around the Mediterranean.

It is different from Eastern philosophy, which developed in Asian countries such as China, Persia, Japan, India and Korea.

Philosophical thought developed in Babylon, and that relating to Islam are sometimes counted as "Eastern", and sometimes as "Western".