American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Love and pursuit of wisdom by intellectual means and moral self-discipline.
- n. Investigation of the nature, causes, or principles of reality, knowledge, or values, based on logical reasoning rather than empirical methods.
- n. A system of thought based on or involving such inquiry: the philosophy of Hume.
- n. The critical analysis of fundamental assumptions or beliefs.
- n. The disciplines presented in university curriculums of science and the liberal arts, except medicine, law, and theology.
- n. The discipline comprising logic, ethics, aesthetics, metaphysics, and epistemology.
- n. A set of ideas or beliefs relating to a particular field or activity; an underlying theory: an original philosophy of advertising.
- n. A system of values by which one lives: has an unusual philosophy of life.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The body of highest truth; the organized sum of science; the science of which all others are branches; the science of the most fundamental matters. ; . This is identified by different schools — with the account of the elementary factors operative in the universe; the science of principles, or the matter, form, causes, and ends of things in general
- n. A special branch of knowledge of high speculative interest
- n. Any such science, as alchemy (in Chaucer).
- n. Theology: this nse of the word was common in the middle ages
- n. Psychology and ethics; moral philosophy.
- n. Physics; natural philosophy.
- n. The fundamental part of any science; propædeutic considerations upon which a special science is founded; general principles connected with a science, but not forming part of it; a theory connected with any branch of human activity: as, the philosophy of. science; the philosophy of history; the philosophy of government.
- n. A doctrine which aims to be philosophy in any of the above senses.
- n. A calm temper which is unruffled by small annoyances; a stoical impassiveness under adversity
- n. See the adjectives.
- n. The philosophy of Hegel. Also called objective philosophy.
- n. uncountable, originally The love of wisdom.
- n. uncountable An academic discipline that seeks truth through reasoning rather than empiricism.
- n. countable A comprehensive system of belief.
- n. countable A view or outlook regarding fundamental principles underlying some domain.
- n. countable A general principle (usually moral).
- n. archaic A broader branch of (non-applied) science.
- v. To philosophize.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. Literally, the love of, inducing the search after, wisdom; in actual usage, the knowledge of phenomena as explained by, and resolved into, causes and reasons, powers and laws.
- n. A particular philosophical system or theory; the hypothesis by which particular phenomena are explained.
- n. Practical wisdom; calmness of temper and judgment; equanimity; fortitude; stoicism.
- n. Reasoning; argumentation.
- n. The course of sciences read in the schools.
- n. A treatise on philosophy.
- n. a belief (or system of beliefs) accepted as authoritative by some group or school
- n. the rational investigation of questions about existence and knowledge and ethics
- n. any personal belief about how to live or how to deal with a situation
- From Anglo-Norman philosophie, Old French philosophie, and their source, Latin philosophia, from Ancient Greek φιλοσοφία, from φίλος (philos, "beloved") + σοφία (sophia, "wisdom"). (Wiktionary)
- Middle English philosophie, from Old French, from Latin philosophia, from Greek philosophiā, from philosophos, lover of wisdom, philosopher; see philosopher. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
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“In a word, the philosophy which Neoplatonism represents, whose final interest is the religious, and whose highest object is the super-rational, must be a _philosophy of revelation_.”
“_religion_, in the general acceptation of the term (philosophy of religion); and, thirdly, _philosophy_ itself, as the purest and most perfect form of the scientific knowledge of truth.”
“He received a B.A. in philosophy and in physics from Columbia University in 1986, and an M.A. in philosophy from the University of Chicago in 1988.”
“Unfortunately, someone with a doctorate in philosophy is often nothing more than a idiot undeserving of respect.”
“One such is Thaddeus Kozinski, a doctor in philosophy from the Catholic University of America.”
“She was also one of the pioneers of virtue ethics, a key development in philosophy from the 1970s onwards.”
“Apart from a lot of monumental ideas, one thing I learned in philosophy is that — as interested in the subject as I am — I am highly unlikely to ever make an original contribution to my (former) field.”
“AFTER THE UNFORGETTABLE DAY on which the Lead Without a Title philosophy was revealed to me, I never saw my mentor Tommy again.”
“Actually, any enterprise that adopts the Lead Without a Title philosophy will actually find that these challenging times are a blessing, while their competition goes the other way and gets buried.”
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