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  • n. Plural form of philosopher.


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  • We can call this "ontic" measuring, after the word philosophers apply to existing objects or properties.

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  • We might call this "ontological" measuring, after the word philosophers use to describe how something exists.

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  • But, when in this enlightened age, as it is called, I saw the term philosophers revived, I concluded the jargon would be omitted, and that we should be blessed with only the cream of sapience; and one had more reason still to expect this from any superior genius.

    The Letters of Horace Walpole, Earl of Orford — Volume 3

  • Tue 10/13/09 11: 05 PM the only reason i know any philosophers is because of this song. is that sad?

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  • One thing we could reasonably require from philosophers is that they be consistent.

    Against Darwinism

  • If you want to read Descartes (or any of the main philosophers from 17-18th century), try the excellent editions at earlymoderntexts. com

    Matthew Yglesias » Influential Books

  • That's an awful lot of weight to heap on words and sentences and paragraphs, especially in fiction, which, except in the hands of narcissists and pseudo-philosophers, is not a medium for the "expression" of anything, but the attempt to convince your readers that words on a page evoke a "world," and to make something aesthetically pleasing out of prose.

    Style in Fiction

  • Well, one would expect that he doesn't put much stock in philosophers because he doesn't seem to have much of a rigorous grasp of philosophy.

    October 15th, 2009

  • If, as philosophers from the Greek Stoics to Rousseau have insisted, we have a natural empathy with our fellow human beings, then kindness will surely survive the temporary setback of hard times.

    Ideas for modern living: kindness

  • Once a case has been made for any particular form the philosophers from the competing camps can take their knives out and carve out arguments aimed at excluding undesireable metaphysical implications.

    Bunny and a Book


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