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philosophaster

[fi-los-uh-fas-ter, fi-los-uh-fas-ter] /fɪˌlɒs əˈfæs tər, fɪˈlɒs əˌfæs tər/
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1.
a person who has only a superficial knowledge of philosophy or who feigns a knowledge he or she does not possess.
Origin of philosophaster
1605-1615
1605-15; < Late Latin: a bit of a philosopher. See philosopher, -aster1
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  • The philosophaster's object was not to instruct, but to befool his hearers, as every page attests.

    The Basis of Morality Arthur Schopenhauer

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