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  • v. Alternative spelling of philosophize. (UK/Australia/New Zealand)

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. See philosophize, philosophizer.

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  • v. reason philosophically


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  • "Until philosophers rule as kings or those who are now called kings and leading men genuinely and adequately philosophise, that is, until political power and philosophy entirely coincide, while the many natures who at present pursue either one exclusively are forcibly prevented from doing so, cities will have no rest from evils, ... nor, I think, will the human race."

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  • For close on half a century this man was allowed to philosophise unhindered on the streets of his hometown.

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  • As for me, I paint pictures, listen to music, read books, philosophise and pine.

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  • In some ways the benefit of American politics has been its ability to compromise and experiment with different political philosophise and proposals without completely committing toany.

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  • We will speculate, agitate, cogitate, publicise, dream and philosophise over afternoon tea, on walks, talks and various outings.

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  • We all have at least one nugget in us and many of us can philosophise? for hours.

    [philosophy] sophistry and pseudo-intellectualism

  • It is mentioned in history that the first to philosophise from among them [the Greeks] was Thales of Miletus and he named it philosophy.

    Mulla Sadra

  • But you know, I suppose, that the same thing we philosophise into an admirable good joke for our neighbours, we moralise into a crime against ourselves. '


  • And on the subject of intelligent design, anyone is free to philosophise about how a designer would create life on earth.

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  • Since expressions of the same grammatical constructions function to express thoughts of multifarious logical sorts, those starting to philosophise (those operating upon ideas and not merely with them) “tend to be blind to the fact that different ideas have different logical powers ¦” (1945, 200).

    Gilbert Ryle


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