Where did Philosophy start in history ?
Philosophy firstly emerged in the city of Miletos (Miletus), an important commercial center and port city in Ionian civilization, in the 7th century B.C. Before Ionia, there were important thought systems in Egypt, Mesopotamia, China, India and Turkish states. However, they were unable to reach the level of philosophy since religious and mystical (mythological) elements were included in the structures of these thoughts. The main reason why the Ionian thought system was described as philosophy was that the thought system was based on reasoning, not including religious and mythological explanations.