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- (uncountable, originally) The love of wisdom.
- (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.
- 1661, John Fell, The Life of the most learned, reverend and pious Dr. H. Hammond
- During the whole time of his abode in the university he generally spent thirteen hours of the day in study; by which assiduity besides an exact dispatch of the whole course of philosophy, he read over in a manner all classic authors that are extant […]
- (countable) A comprehensive system of belief.
- (countable) A view or outlook regarding fundamental principles underlying some domain.
- a philosophy of government; a philosophy of education
- (countable) A general principle (usually moral).
- (archaic) A broader branch of (non-applied) science.
- (French printing, dated) Alternative term for .
- See also Wikisaurus:philosophy
the pursuit of wisdom
comprehensive system of belief
view regarding fundamental principles
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- (now rare) To philosophize.