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Definition of Philosophy

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.

Philosophy Quotations

I have a simple philosophy: Fill what's empty. Empty what's full. Scratch where it itches. - Alice Roosevelt Longworth
I have a simple philosophy: Fill what's empty. Empty what's full. Scratch where it itches.
Alice Roosevelt Longworth

Friendship is unnecessary, like philosophy, like art... It has no survival value; rather it is one of those things that give value to survival.
C. S. Lewis

This is my simple religion. There is no need for temples; no need for complicated philosophy. Our own brain, our own heart is our temple; the philosophy is kindness.
Dalai Lama

The philosophy of the school room in one generation will be the philosophy of government in the next.
Abraham Lincoln

Religion is part of the human make-up. It's also part of our cultural and intellectual history. Religion was our first attempt at literature, the texts, our first attempt at cosmology, making sense of where we are in the universe, our first attempt at health care, believing in faith healing, our first attempt at philosophy.
Christopher Hitchens
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Philosophy Translations

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
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