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Philosophize vs. Philosophy

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Philosophizeverb

To ponder or reason out philosophically.

Philosophynoun

The love of wisdom.

Philosophizeverb

To reason like a philosopher; to search into the reason and nature of things; to investigate phenomena, and assign rational causes for their existence.

‘Man philosophizes as he lives. He may philosophize well or ill, but philosophize he must.’;

Philosophynoun

(uncountable) An academic discipline that seeks truth through reasoning rather than empiricism.

‘Philosophy is often divided into five major branches: logic, metaphysics, epistemology, ethics and aesthetics.’;

Philosophizeverb

reason philosophically

Philosophynoun

(countable) A comprehensive system of belief.

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Philosophynoun

(countable) A view or outlook regarding fundamental principles underlying some domain.

‘a philosophy of government;’; ‘a philosophy of education’;

Philosophynoun

(countable) A general principle (usually moral).

Philosophynoun

(archaic) A broader branch of (non-applied) science.

Philosophynoun

A calm and thoughtful demeanor; calmness of temper.

Philosophynoun

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Philosophyverb

To philosophize.

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Philosophynoun

Literally, the love of, inducing the search after, wisdom; in actual usage, the knowledge of phenomena as explained by, and resolved into, causes and reasons, powers and laws.

Philosophynoun

A particular philosophical system or theory; the hypothesis by which particular phenomena are explained.

‘[Books] of Aristotle and his philosophie.’; ‘We shall in vain interpret their words by the notions of our philosophy and the doctrines in our school.’;

Philosophynoun

Practical wisdom; calmness of temper and judgment; equanimity; fortitude; stoicism; as, to meet misfortune with philosophy.

‘Then had he spent all his philosophy.’;

Philosophynoun

Reasoning; argumentation.

‘Of good and evil much they argued then, . . . Vain wisdom all, and false philosophy.’;

Philosophynoun

The course of sciences read in the schools.

Philosophynoun

A treatise on philosophy.

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Philosophynoun

a belief (or system of beliefs) accepted as authoritative by some group or school

Philosophynoun

the rational investigation of questions about existence and knowledge and ethics

Philosophynoun

any personal belief about how to live or how to deal with a situation;

‘self-indulgence was his only philosophy’; ‘my father's philosophy of child-rearing was to let mother do it’;

Philosophynoun

the study of the fundamental nature of knowledge, reality, and existence, especially when considered as an academic discipline.

Philosophynoun

a particular system of philosophical thought

‘the philosophies of Plato and Aristotle’;

Philosophynoun

the study of the theoretical basis of a particular branch of knowledge or experience

‘the philosophy of science’;

Philosophynoun

a theory or attitude that acts as a guiding principle for behaviour

‘don't expect anything and you won't be disappointed, that's my philosophy’;

Philosophy

Philosophy (from Greek: φιλοσοφία, philosophia, 'love of wisdom') is the study of general and fundamental questions, such as those about existence, reason, knowledge, values, mind, and language. Such questions are often posed as problems to be studied or resolved.

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