noun, plural phi·los·o·phies.
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Origin of philosophy
OTHER WORDS FROM philosophyan·ti·phi·los·o·phy, adjective, noun, plural an·ti·phi·los·o·phies.non·phi·los·o·phy, noun, plural non·phi·los·o·phies.
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Example sentences from the Web for philosophy
Letting the most junior members set the agenda might be a good philosophy for a Montessori preschool.
He teaches philosophy at Leuphana University, Lüneburg, and at the University of Fine Arts, Berlin.What the Meadow Teaches Us - Issue 90: Something Green|Andreas Weber|September 16, 2020|Nautilus
Her philosophy of language class is all tangled up in trying to explain English sentences to Martians with elaborate use of logical notations.The true love story in Elif Batuman’s The Idiot is a love affair with language|Constance Grady|September 11, 2020|Vox
Even though most of the messaging in Silicon Valley is about creating a better world for us, making our lives easier and innovating, it also moves under the philosophy of move fast and break things.Human Capital: The battle over the fate of gig workers continues|Megan Rose Dickey|September 11, 2020|TechCrunch
Raphaël Millière is a Presidential Scholar in Society and Neuroscience in the Center for Science and Society at Columbia University, where he conducts research on the philosophy of cognitive science.Welcome to the Next Level of Bullshit - Issue 89: The Dark Side|Raphaël Millière|September 9, 2020|Nautilus
His philosophy is Everything to Someone rather than Something for Everyone.The Hot Designer Who Hates Fashion: VK Nagrani Triumphs His Own Way|Tom Teodorczuk|December 1, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Each step of the way, Booker has thrived on the philosophy that your actions matter more than what you preach.
But Moglen, an Internet scholar, has developed something closer to a philosophy.How Four Upstarts Built and Crashed the Anti-Facebook|Jake Whitney|November 12, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Paz tells us that she owned countless encyclopedias and manuals—on mythology, law, history, philosophy, theology.Sor Juana: Mexico’s Most Erotic Poet and Its Most Dangerous Nun|Katie Baker|November 8, 2014|DAILY BEAST
When Republicans attack Democrats, the attacks quite often go right to the heart of Democratic essence, and philosophy.
That was his philosophy, I thought, and I sympathized with it.The Believing Years|Edmund Lester Pearson
Afar, is the reign of philosophy; close up is the chaos of the Carlovingian era.The Origins of Contemporary France, Volume 2 (of 6)|Hippolyte A. Taine
The primary interests of the romance, however, far outweighing its philosophy and its adventures, is love.Essays on the Greek Romances|Elizabeth Hazelton Haight
A man not only known for his extensive knowledge of chemistry, but distinguished for his philosophy and patriotism.James Cutbush|Edgar F. Smith
Sensual pleasures were restored to the rank they held in the Epicurean philosophy.
British Dictionary definitions for philosophy
noun plural -phies
Word Origin for philosophy
Cultural definitions for philosophy
A study that attempts to discover the fundamental principles of the sciences, the arts, and the world that the sciences and arts deal with; the word philosophy is from the Greek for “love of wisdom.” Philosophy has many branches that explore principles of specific areas, such as knowledge (epistemology), reasoning (logic), being in general (metaphysics), beauty (aesthetics), and human conduct (ethics).