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  • n. The fear of abstract knowledge or philosophical thinking; anti-philosophy.


Coined by John Desmond Bernal in The Freedom of Necessity (1949): phob- (“fear”) +‎ -o- + sophy ("wisdom”, “knowledge"), in contradistinction with philosophy; compare sophophobia. (Wiktionary)


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  • "Ignosis is bliss!!

    August 12, 2007

  • i think we have a phobosopher president right now.

    August 12, 2007

  • Fear of knowledge, the opposite of philosophy. See the university of Mars motto, "Knowledge brings Fear".

    July 19, 2007