Definitions for philosopheˈfɪl əˌsɒf, ˌfɪl əˈzɒf; Fr. fi lɔˈzɔf; -ˌsɒfs, -ˈzɒfs; Fr. -ˈzɔf
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any of the leading philosophers or intellectuals of the 18th century French Enlightenment.
an incompetent philosopher; a philosophaster.
a philosophaster; a philosopher
Origin: [F., a philosopher.]
The Nuttall Encyclopedia
name for a philosopher of the school of 18th century Enlightenment, represented by the Encyclopedists (q. v.) of France; the class have been characterised by the delight they took in outraging the religious sentiment. See Aufklärung and Illumination, The.
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