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Definition of Philosophy


  1. Literally, the love of, including the search after, wisdom; in actual usage, the knowledge of phenomena as explained by, and resolved into, causes and reasons, powers and laws.
  2. A particular philosophical system or theory; the hypothesis by which particular phenomena are explained.
  3. Practical wisdom; calmness of temper and judgment; equanimity; fortitude; stoicism; as, to meet misfortune with philosophy.
  4. Reasoning; argumentation.
  5. The course of sciences read in the schools.
  6. A treatise on philosophy.
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philosophy in Dutch is filosofie, wijsbegeerte
philosophy in French is philosophie
philosophy in German is Philosophie
philosophy in Portuguese is filosofia
philosophy in Swedish is filosofi