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Philosophy Meaning and Definition in Dictionary

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  • a belief (or system of beliefs) accepted as authoritative by some group or school
  • 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"
  • the rational investigation of questions about existence and knowledge and ethics

Definitions from Wiktionary


  • a belief (or system of beliefs) accepted as authoritative by some group or school ,
  • the rational investigation of questions about existence and knowledge and ethics ,
  • 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"

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Philosophy Meaning and Definition in Wikipedia


A philosophy is a way of thinking about the world, the universe, and about society. A philosophy is a group of ideas, worked out by a philosopher (someone who has studied ways of thinking about the world). The ideas in philosophy are abstract, which means that they are "things that cannot be touched". But this does not mean that philosophy is not about the real world. Ethics, for example, asks what we should do in our everyday lives, and metaphysics asks about how the world works and of what it is made.

Sometimes people talk about how they have a "personal philosophy", which means the way a person thinks about the world. This article is not about people's "personal philosophies." This article is about the ideas that have been thought about by philosophers (people who think and write about ways of thinking) for a long time.



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* University President Why is it that you physicists always require so much expensive equipment Now the Department of Mathematics requires nothing but money for paper, pencils, and erasers...and the Department of Philosophy is better still. It doesn't even ask for erasers. - Isaac Asimov

* A fool's brain digests philosophy into folly, science into superstition, and art into pedantry. Hence University education. - George Bernard Shaw

* I have gained this by philosophy that I do without being commanded what others do only from fear of the law. - Aristotle


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  • Kostow: Failing up from philosopher to top chef
    Napa Valley chef Christopher Kostow started out studying philosophy. At least until he discovered he was "better at most things" than he was at philosophy. Read more on this news related to 'Philosophy'
  • The "next man up" philosophy will likely face a stern test in the coming weeks
    The "next man up" philosophy has long been the mantra of the Pittsburgh Steelers. Ike Taylor, the much-beloved, veteran cornerback and starter, will clearly miss an extended period of time after suffering a gruesome broken arm at the hands of teammate Lawrence Timmons. Rookie linebacker Ryan Shazier injured his right knee, again with involvement from Law Read more on this news related to 'Philosophy'
  • Soccer-Different philosophy reason for Cardiff departure, says Solskjaer
    (Adds details, Tan quotes) LONDON, Sept 18 (Reuters) - Ole Gunnar Solskjaer stepped down as Cardiff City manager on Thursday, highlighting a difference in philosophy with controversial owner Vincent Tan as the reason behind his departure. The 41-year-old Solskjaer lasted less than nine months in charge after taking over from Malky Mackay in January with the club b Read more on this news related to 'Philosophy'

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