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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

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

Socialism is a philosophy of failure, the creed of ignorance, and the gospel of envy, its inherent virtue is the equal sharing of misery.
Winston Churchill

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

There will be no end to the troubles of states, or of humanity itself, till philosophers become kings in this world, or till those we now call kings and rulers really and truly become philosophers, and political power and philosophy thus come into the same hands.
Plato

The society which scorns excellence in plumbing as a humble activity and tolerates shoddiness in philosophy because it is an exalted activity will have neither good plumbing nor good philosophy: neither its pipes nor its theories will hold water.
John W. Gardner
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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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